No chance of ‘civil war’ in ‘post-2014 Afghanistan’: Crocker
Sat Jul 14, 12:25 pm
The US Ambassador to Afghanistan says there is no sign that there will be a repeat of civil war in Afghanistan after 2104.
Interviewing with Associated Press, Ryan Crocker said now all the groups and parties are trying to acquire positions in the government rather than planning civil war.
“There are some figures in the leadership of the Taliban who want to talk peace, however, the US hasn’t had any talks with Taliban representatives since last fall,” Crocker said while speaking about the preparedness of the key Taliban figures for the peace negotiations.
He said declines in the number of foreign forces and reductions in international aid after 2014 may affect Afghanistan’s economy to some extent but it will not turn into an economic crisis because international aid will continue for Afghanistan.
According to political experts, if the anti-government oppositions join the peace process and take part in the next elections, the chance of crisis may drop after 2014 in Afghanistan.
These statements come as the peace efforts have so far been fruitless while the timetable for the withdrawal of foreign forces is getting closer.
Even though the international community has announced its strong support of Afghanistan, concerns still exist regarding the future of Afghanistan. The biggest concern of international donor nations is the ongoing problem of corruption.