Kabul, Aug 21: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the Supreme National Reconciliation Council, and former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Saturday met Abdul Rahman Mansour, the acting Taliban governor for Kabul, and urged that the safety and security of citizens should be prioritised.
The two sides “discussed the security of the citizens of Kabul”, tweeted Abdullah.
“We reiterated that protecting the life, property and dignity of the citizens of the capital should be prioritised.,” he posted.
“We added that in order to return to normality in the capital Kabul, it is imperative that citizens of the capital feel safe and secure.
“Mr Mansour assured us that he would do everything possible for the security of the people of Kabul,” Abdullah said
In another development, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami party, said that there are indications that the Taliban wants to establish an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
Hekmatyar’s comments come five days after he met with Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah and formed a coordination council to prevent chaos and ensure a peaceful transition.
Hekmatyar said that violence against Afghan civilians at Kabul airport is not acceptable.
There are also reports that an Afghan delegation comprising several influential political leaders that visited Pakistan recently has not returned to the country.
According to the reports, some of these leaders have fled to a third country from Islamabad, Tolo News reported.