“The Taliban say they are ready to negotiate the future of the country and the composition of the government, to negotiate with politicians and discuss the formation of an all-Afghan government. I met with the Taliban and I see shifts in their tone, they learned a lot and gained experience, I see some shifts in their views, some positive shifts,” Hekmatyar said.
The official rejected claims that the Taliban are taking revenge on journalists and officials from the administrator of ex-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
“The position of the Taliban is different. As I see it, when the Taliban came, there were some positive changes that inspire hope for a better future. We should wait … They are ready to form an inclusive government following an agreement reached in the inter-Afghan negotiations,” Hekmatyar added.
* The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.
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