Abu Dhabi: For the primary time after fleeing Afghanistan amid Taliban’s takeover in Kabul, former President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday broke his silence and addressed the nation in a video message.
Ghani’s message got here hours after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed that it had accepted Ghani and his household on ‘humanitarian grounds’.
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Within the video message posted on Fb, Ghani mentioned that he left the nation to stop any additional bloodshed and avert any “additional catastrophe”.
Ghani additionally mentioned that he intends to return to Afghanistan within the close to future with a purpose to present justice to all Afghan nationals. “I’m in session with others till I’ll return in order that I can proceed my efforts for justice for Afghans,” the previous President mentioned.
Additional in his handle, Ghani rejected allegations that he fled the nation with giant sums of cash saying “they’re lies”.
In the meantime, India’s Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar mentioned New Delhi may be very fastidiously following the developments in Afghanistan and India’s focus is on making certain the safety and secure return of Indian nationals nonetheless within the war-torn nation.
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“Scenario in Afghanistan is admittedly what has been very a lot the main target of my very own engagements right here, speaking to the UN Secretary Normal and different colleagues who’re right here in addition to the US Secretary of State,” Jaishankar mentioned whereas addressing reporters on the UN Safety Council stakeout after chairing an open-debate on peacekeeping beneath India’s present UNSC Presidency.
Jaishankar additionally mentioned the “newest developments in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and underlined the urgency of restoring airport operations in Kabul and mentioned that he deeply appreciates America’s efforts underway on this regard.”