Ruya Rahmani, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, said that the idea of withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan has been the subject of long discussions, stressing that the withdrawal will not lead to a civil war because the Afghan people suffered from the war. terror.
The ambassador added – in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera Mubasher – that “there has been a consultation between Washington and Kabul, and there are channels of dialogue. There are also channels of communication with the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) and we speak with them regarding the timing and date of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. “
And on the timeliness of the withdrawal date, she said: “This is a decision in line with the policy of the United States and its allies within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO) and it is based on their calculations and we respect that decision. , but the war on terror continues and we want to see the end of the conflict. x
It’s their responsibility
Regarding what is said that the US withdrawal will lead to a vacuum in Afghanistan, the Ambassador said: “The withdrawal will not lead to a civil war because the Afghan people have suffered from the war on terrorism. The question now depends on the Taliban. and if they will continue to practice violence, then the government will continue to defend the people.
“The issue now falls on their shoulders, the excuse of the presence of foreign forces has ended, and we hope they will stop fighting, which only affects the Afghan people, and we hope the Islamic nation will help us end this conflict. , ”She added.
“The Afghan people want peace, and the Afghan government is ready to take real steps towards peace, and our forces are able to defend us, and the international community must support us to end this war,” he said. -she adds.
Regarding the Istanbul conference to be held on Afghanistan, the Ambassador said: “The government is ready to go to the conference, and we have presented an agenda which includes items to ensure unity and the integrity of Afghan lands, the unity of Afghanistan and the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens. ”
Regarding her support for Afghan women and their future in Afghanistan, Ruya Rahmani said: “This is the desire of the Afghan people and it is mine. Afghan women make up half of the population and, according to the latest opinion polls on the peace negotiations, women’s rights are one of the non-negotiable priorities of the entire Afghan nation. Publicity
“The issue is not just an ethical issue, but rather a matter of national and economic security linked to the prosperity of our future, and I will do my utmost to preserve our rights and the well-being of every citizen of our country. ”, She added.
A new Afghanistan
Regarding the role that Islamic countries can play, she said, “Islamic countries can play an important role and unite their efforts to end this struggle for the sake of security and stability in the region” .
Regarding the statements of the US Secretary of State, in which he said that Afghanistan today is different from that of 20 years ago, the Ambassador said: “Afghanistan today is definitely different. The region and historical achievements in the field of women.
“A lot has changed and this is the source of our hope. We are a young nation, and there is a lot of energy and hope, and there is great potential for the people, the Afghans do not accept diktats, and our energy will be directed to the right path towards a Prosperous, independent, stable and secure Afghanistan, ”she added.