Delawar: No Need For National Discourse in Afghanistan

The head of the “Commission for the Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures” said that after several decades, national sovereignty has been established in Afghanistan and there is no need for a national discourse in the country.

“We should all work together to build our homeland; everything is fine and every Afghan has the right to serve his country; there is no need to start another process and put into question the national security and sovereignty” Delawar said.

The head of the commission said that between 400 and 500 prominent political figures have already returned to the nation and that more will return in the near future.

“We are in touch with our people who are abroad, some popular figures will return to the nation soon. So far, the information that we have indicates that 400 to 500 prominent people have returned to the country and this process is ongoing,” Delawar said.

Meanwhile, some international relations experts said they consider a national discourse would be effective in solving the country’s current problems.

“The only way out of this situation is national reconciliation, forming a national consensus, and beginning national dialogues in order to get out of the crisis and addressing the challenges,” said Sayed Javad Sajadi, an expert in international relations.

“Afghanistan is now the shared home of all Afghans, and each and every member of this nation has rights. National reconciliation means developing a new system model,” said Mohammad Bashar, a political expert.

Earlier, Thomas West, the US special envoy for Afghanistan, and a number of other political figures, including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party; former High Council for National Reconciliation Chairman Abdullah Abdullah, and former President Hamid Karzai, have stressed the need for a national dialogue to be established in order to solve the country’s current issues.

Delawar: No Need For National Discourse in Afghanistan