The United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, sent a congratulatory message to the Afghan people at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, accompanied by a request to the Taliban and the Afghan government, as he did on Saturday, to conduct peace negotiations and initiate the national executive itself to resolve its internal contradiction.
“The opportunity to think and think about others in these unprecedented times is a blessing,” the representative said of a series of messages on his Twitter account reminding him of the serious threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. This has already left 47 dead and 1,478 infections.
“The well-being of the Afghan people and the country itself depends on all parties using all their energy to fight the pandemic, the common enemy of all,” said the representative.
For Khalilzad, Ramadan offers Afghan leaders, starting with the country’s president, Ashraf Ghani, and his great rival Abdulá Abdulá, “the opportunity to put the country’s interests ahead of their own.”