The Presidents of Tajikistan and Iran Say an Inclusive Government Would Solve Afghanistan’s Problems

8 Subh, Kabul: The presidents of Iran and Tajikistan at a news conference in Dushanbe on Saturday (September 18th) announced that an inclusive government in Afghanistan could solve the problems of this country.

Tajik President Imam Ali Rahman says Tajikistan wants peace in Afghanistan. He said stability in this country is an important factor in securing the region.

The President of Tajikistan announced his country’s readiness to help facilitate this process.

“We want to create an inclusive government with the interests of all ethnic groups living in Afghanistan. This is the key to building lasting peace in this country,” Imam Ali Rahman said.

According to him, the unstable situation in Afghanistan is in the focus of Iran and Tajikistan.

Imam Ali Rehman says he also stressed in talks with Pakistan that Tajiks and other ethnic groups should have a privileged position in the inclusive government. According to him, it is clear that peace and stability in Afghanistan can only be achieved through this.

He emphasized that putting an end to tensions in Panjshir with the announcement of a ceasefire and the opening of roads to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of this region is the most important tasks today.

“We agreed to make our best to achieve these goals and to mediate the negotiations between the Tajiks and the Taliban in Dushanbe,” the Tajik president said.

President Rahman said he believes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) should play a key role in advancing this process.

Iranian president Ibrahim Raisi also stated at the meeting that foreign countries cannot bring security for Afghanistan. “Afghans must decide their own destiny,” he says.

According to him an inclusive government in Afghanistan can solve the problems of this country.

The Iranian president stressed that the presence of ISIS in Afghanistan is dangerous not only for the country, but also for the region. According to him, Iran and Tajikistan will oppose the growth of any terrorist movement in the region.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan recently announced that he had begun talks with the Taliban to form an inclusive government of Hazaras, Tajiks and Uzbeks.