The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has welcomed the US move, saying it is preparing for talks with the Taliban. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said they believed in resolving the issue through talks and welcomed the latest move by the United States. Mujahid added in his recent remarks that negotiations on resolving the issue have yielded good results, it is a good move that the United States is preparing for the talks.
Earlier, Merkel had said that all countries, including the United States and Germany, which had a military presence in Afghanistan, had failed to bring peace to the country. She said Afghanistan has not achieved its goals.
He said the United States had already ended the longest war in its history through talks and that any problems that remained were still negotiable and were welcome. Mujahid made the remarks after Tom West, the new US special envoy to Afghanistan, said they were preparing for talks with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.