Abu Dhabi: For the primary time after fleeing Afghanistan amid Taliban’s takeover in Kabul, former President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday broke his silence and addressed the nation in a video message.
Ghani’s message got here hours after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed that it had accepted Ghani and his household on ‘humanitarian grounds’.
Within the video message posted on Fb, Ghani mentioned that he left the nation to stop any additional bloodshed and avert any “further disaster”.
Ghani additionally mentioned that he intends to return to Afghanistan within the close to future in an effort to present justice to all Afghan nationals. “I am in consultation with others until I will return so that I can continue my efforts for justice for Afghans,” the previous President mentioned.
Additional in his tackle, Ghani rejected allegations that he fled the nation with giant sums of cash saying “they are lies”.
In the meantime, India’s Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar mentioned New Delhi may be very rigorously following the developments in Afghanistan and India’s focus is on making certain the safety and protected return of Indian nationals nonetheless within the war-torn nation.
“Situation in Afghanistan is really what has been very much the focus of my own engagements here, talking to the UN Secretary General and other colleagues who are here as well as the US Secretary of State,” Jaishankar mentioned whereas addressing reporters on the UN Safety Council stakeout after chairing an open-debate on peacekeeping below India’s present UNSC Presidency.
Jaishankar additionally mentioned the “latest developments in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and underlined the urgency of restoring airport operations in Kabul and said that he deeply appreciates America’s efforts underway in this regard.”