Enmity with the Taliban must end, chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Tuesday.
“We have opposing views, sometimes opposing views are dragged to critical points… but we are not considering anyone in Afghanistan to be our enemy, we only consider enemies of Afghanistan’s well-being, existence and dignity… to be our enemies,” Abdullah said speaking at a ceremony to mark 19th death anniversary of former anti-Soviet Mujhaideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.
“We don’t have enmity in our home with our people, that is why we are saying that enmity with Taliban must end,” Abdullah said.
He said that peace talks with the Taliban might begin in coming days.
Meanwhile, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said that peace with the Taliban won’t mean giving up values.
“I will not call it a red line, but they (Taliban) should understand that the republic is a not a system of few individuals, people from four corners of the country have paid sacrifices for its creation,” Saleh said.
He said that talks won’t mean surrendering to Taliban. It is also obvious that the Taliban also won’t surrender, he added.
He said that if the Taliban believe that they have people’s support, they should prove it in election.