Where is Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled Afghanistan now? This has been revealed. The Islamic country United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that Ashraf Ghani is in his country. On behalf of the UAE, it has been said that Ashraf Ghani and his family have been allowed to stay in the UAE on humanitarian grounds. Let us tell you that after the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, Ashraf Ghani fled from Afghanistan. The UAE’s state-run news agency ‘WAM’ informed about Ghani’s presence in the UAE on Wednesday. However, it was not disclosed where Ghani was staying in his country. The news agency has given this information quoting the Foreign Minister of the country.
Kabul News tweeted and claimed that Ashraf Ghani escaped from Kabul four days ago and settled in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Earlier sources had said that the former president could go to neighboring Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, in between it was also reported that Ashraf Ghani was staying in Oman. However, there has been no official confirmation of his whereabouts since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on 15 August.
Ashraf Ghani, along with his associates, fled Afghanistan on 15 August. Recently, the Russian Embassy in Kabul also reported that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul with four cars and a helicopter laden with cash. The UAE is one of three countries, including Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, that recognized the previous Taliban regime, which ruled from 1996 to 2001. Now it is clear that Ashraf Ghani is in UAE.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met the powerful and senior leader of a Taliban faction that was once jailed and whose group is listed by the US as a terrorist organization. Former President Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, who held a senior position in the deposed government, met Anas Haqqani as part of the initial meetings. Karzai’s spokesman said this would eventually form the basis for talks with the Taliban’s top leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar.
The US designated the Haqqani network as a terrorist organization in 2012 and their role in a future government could lead to international sanctions.
The Taliban have promised to form an ‘inclusive Islamic government’, but doubts remain in the past given its intolerance towards those who disagree with the orthodox interpretation of Islam.
Earlier, defending US President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, his National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan had said that Biden believed it was necessary to maintain a US military presence near Tajikistan or Pakistan or Iran. The country does not need to “fight and die in war”.
Biden announced in April that US forces would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11 this year, ending the country’s longest war in two decades. The US has already withdrawn most of its troops and plans to withdraw all troops by August 31.
Responding to a question, Sullivan admitted that some of the US weapons were in the hands of the Taliban and that Afghan security forces had basically destroyed them. The national security adviser indicated that the US was in talks with other friends and allies on steps against the Taliban.