Abdullah Abdullah Leaves Afghanistan

Abdullah Abdullah, the former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, for the first time after the takeover the Islamic Emirate left the country on Saturday evening, but did not specify which country he was traveled to.

“As I leave the country for a few days to be with family during Eid-ul Fitr, I want to offer prayers for the souls of all martyrs who fell victim to terror, while I wish my compatriots Eid mubarak as we end this Holy season,” he tweeted.

In a series of tweets, he celebrated the coming of Eid al-Fitr but raised other issues as well, such as the formation of an inclusive government, respect for human rights, a balanced foreign policy and preventing civil strife.

“Our country, men and women, need to come together to participate in national mechanisms to decide about the future based on fundamental rights and essential Islamic and national values we hold dear as our nation goes through challenging times. I look forward to a participatory process that will offer solutions soon,” Abdullah said in a tweet.

Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah are among Afghanistan’s political figures who have remained in Afghanistan since the fall of the previous government, although there have been reports in recent months of their being under house arrest and banned from traveling.

Meanwhile, analysts said that not imposing restrictions on the travel of politicians and former government figures could lead to greater trust and the internal legitimacy of the Islamic Emirate.

“Lifting restrictions on the trips of politicians is very good because it could lead to a national reconciliation that we need,” said Tariq Farhadi, an international relations expert.

Earlier, the current government cabinet has set up a special commission called the “Return and Communication Commission” to address the return of politicians and figures from the previous government.

“The commission’s task is to reach out to Afghan politicians living abroad and gain their trust so that they can return to Afghanistan and contribute to Afghanistan’s political structure,” said Ahmad Munib Rasa, political analyst.

Most of the former government officials have left Afghanistan for various reasons after the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan. But new government officials have repeatedly asked former officials to return to the country.

Abdullah Abdullah Leaves Afghanistan