Afghan Envoy opens up on US' troop pullout and country's close relationship with New Delhi

Afghanistan is facing a fork in the road, with the US and NATO force withdrawals looming on the horizon. The United States has stated its plan to remove soldiers from Afghanistan, sparking concerns about the country's stability among many experts who feel that the withdrawal will immediately lead to the Taliban gaining territory. We were joined by Afghan envoy to India Farid Mamundzay to answer some of these questions, who stated that fears of the Taliban 'overrunning' Kabul are not founded on a realistic assessment of the reality on the ground. On the question of US conversations with Taliban commanders and whether the Afghan government was taken into confidence, the Ambassador stated that while Washington DC and Kabul had a close relationship, Afghanistan would have like to be a part of the peace process.

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