The United States wants an interim government in Afghanistan before the election
The United States is considering adopting a new constitution in Afghanistan and forming an interim government before the next election. That is what the US plan for peace in Afghanistan suggests. However, the country’s warring factions have objections to the plan.
Reuters has received a draft of the US-made peace plan. The news agency said in a report after reviewing it on Monday.
Last week, Zalmai Khalilzad, the US special envoy to Afghanistan, discussed with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, opposition and civil society leaders, and Taliban mediators a proposal to form an interim government called the Transitional Peace Government.
According to Reuters, the US plan calls for the interim government to suspend the national parliament or extend its term until new elections are held, or to include Taliban representatives.
The US proposal further states that Afghanistan will not harbor terrorists or allow them to use its territory for terrorist activities, which is a threat to other countries. The Taliban must also seek refuge in “neighboring countries” and abandon military ties with them.
On condition of anonymity, four political sources in Kabul confirmed to Reuters the US proposal. One of the sources is a senior official in the Afghan president’s office. Afghan TV channel Tolo News and other media outlets in the country have reported on the US plan.
“Every idea is on the table,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters yesterday. Every suggestion is there. This process, of course, will be under Afghan leadership.
In 2020, the Taliban reached an agreement with the administration of then US President Donald Trump. According to the agreement, the two and a half thousand US troops remaining in Afghanistan will have to be repatriated before May 1. The administration of the new US President Joe Biden wants to resume Afghan peace talks before that time.
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