Frustration over Taliban peace deal, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani cancels US visit
KABUL - After having openly shown Frustration over peace deal with Afghan Taliban, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani cancels US visit, Afghan media has reported citing government sources.
Sources familiar with President Ghani’s scheduled trip to Washington DC say that it has been postponed for now.
Earlier in the day, the sources said that President Ghani will travel to Washington DC on Saturday with a 13-member delegation to meet with President Trump on Monday.
Mr. Ghani’s trip to Washington will come after Kabul has shown frustration about the US-Taliban deal which is ‘agreed in principle’.
His trip will also come as Americans are still pushing for intra-Afghan negotiations to happen before the Sept 28th presidential elections.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, President Ghani said in a statement that peace with the Taliban is “meaningless”. He expressed the remarks hours after a powerful car bombing by the Taliban in the nation’s capital, Kabul, killed at least ten civilians.