The easiest and best way for peace in Afghanistan would be the Taliban joining the current government, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said.
“For peace in Afghanistan, the best would be that the Taliban agree to a power-sharing with the current government. The easiest would be that…accept President Ghani for a duration,” Karzai said in an interview with Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT World.
He said that if the Taliban reject it, then peace is the priority for the Afghan people and there should be another arrangement.
“For peace we must do what is necessary for it. That can be an arrangement… but whatever the arrangement is, the future of that arrangement, the foresight of that arrangement has to be a country in which its citizens enjoy the rights of choosing their own government with their own freewill,” Karzai said.
He said that holding peace talks in Turkey is a great opportunity for a long-term solution.
Karzai said that the Taliban must change and accept the new realities in Afghanistan. He also called on the republic to be adaptable to change.
“We must all, to the extent possible, disengage from foreign negative influences on us that is causing the conflict, that is causing the distrust,” he said.
According to Karzai, there is no trust deficit between the Afghan sides, but it is in foreign environment.