New Delhi, Feb 4: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said certain exterl forces were still supporting the Taliban in pursuit of their vested interests.
He said the terror group’s dream of capturing power in his country after the withdrawal of foreign troops had come to a ught. Abdullah, who held a breakfast meeting with a group of Indian and foreign jourlists, said Pakistan had a role in Taliban affairs and can use its influence for the success of the quadrilateral peace talks in Afghanistan aimed at preserving its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The chief executive, who held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister rendra Modi, Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and tiol Security Advisor Ajit Doval, said Taliban were confident of capturing powers in 2015 when the US troops left Afghanistan but failed in their mission.
The Afghan security forces have gained in strength and are now capable of taking on the Taliban and other extremist groups, Abdullah said. (IANS)