We are Not Ready to Talks with Taliban on Preliminary Terms: Afghan Presidential Spokesperson
Afghanistan, Kabul, 21 October / Trend , corr. A.Hakimi /"We are not ready to the talks with Talibans on the terms, which the rebels make," the Afghan Presidential spokesperson said
Taliban must prepare to the talks without any terms and respect the Constitution in Afghanistan," Humayun Hamidzade, the Afghan Presidential spokesperson, said at the news-conference in Kabul on 21 October.
One of the leaders of Taliban, Vakil Ahmad Mutavakkil, informed of the rebels would agree on the talks with the Government, if foreign troops would leave the country and the Islam rules would be accepted as a Constitution. "Talibs must not make terms," Hamidzade said.
At present, Talibs have a strong influence in Afghanistan: carry out wide military arrangements against the authorities and foreign troops.
Earlier, the Afghan President Karzai has appealed to the King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Saud with a request to mediate in the talks between the Afghan Government and representatives of Taliban.
"The Saudi Arabia, being an influential Muslim country, may influence on Afghanistan and Taliban," Hamidzade said. The King of Saudi Arabia has addressed a letter to the Afghan President where he promised to render military, political and cultural support to his country, Hamidzade added.
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