Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday that no peace deal between the Taliban and the United States could be finalised without involving his government as “the decision-maker,” Trend reported citing Reuters.
His made his remarks in a television interview as Afghan opposition politicians, including his predecessor Hamid Karzai, meet Taliban representatives in Moscow.
“At the end of any peace deal, the decision-maker will be the government of Afghanistan,” Ghani told TOLO News, the country’s largest private television station.
“No power in the country can dissolve the government,” he said, adding that he was ready to “stand and defend our country”.
“Rest assured that no-one can push us aside,” he said.