Afghan president calls for accelerating reconciliation process
Afghan President Hamid Karzai Saturday stressed for accelerating peace process with Taliban insurgents who are fighting his government and international troops based in the post-Taliban country, Xinhua reported.
"We continue our efforts for talks with those Taliban who are not part of al-Qaida network, not playing at the hand of foreign intelligence service and accept the country's constitution," Karzai told newsmen after returning home from Hague Conference.
He also stressed that, "we are forming a mechanism with the international community in order to make our efforts more coordinated, more accurate and more accelerated."
To bolster the peace process in Afghanistan, the Afghan leader last month called on the United Nations to remove the names of Taliban elements from the black list of the world body.
President Karzai further said that terrorism is a regional and international problem and the involvement of regional powers and big countries such as India, China, Russia and Saud Arabia as well as Afghanistan's neighbouring nations are important in winning the war against terrorism.
Karzai, who headed the Afghan delegation at Hague Conference, also expressed his satisfaction over the outcome, saying it is a great achievement that the international community obtained the perception that terrorists, their sanctuaries and training centers are outside Afghanistan.
The U.S. and its allies also showed support in the past to negotiation with "moderate Taliban elements" a terminology interpreted by the outfit as a trick to divide insurgents.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the U.S.-led Coalition forces in Afghanistan have repeatedly in the past rejected talks with the government and conditioned it with the pullout of foreign troops from Afghanistan.