Afghanistan Exiled President Ashraf Ashraf Ghani Lands In UAE

Afghanistan Exiled President Ashraf Ashraf Ghani Lands In UAE

Mr Ghani left Afghanistan during the weekend as the Taliban moved to the capital Kabul.

The Foreign Minister of the UAE said that on humanitarian grounds the country received Mr Ghani and his family.

Mr Ghani refused to fly in a video address later on Monday and said that he had left to avoid what he called a “great calamity.”

“I’m in the Emirates for the moment to stop bloodshed and chaos,” he said. “I’m in talks to come back to Afghanistan at the moment.”

Mr Ghani said also, “Fully unfounded” and “lie” are rumours he’d been to the UAE for a lot of money.

The 72-year-old has been intensely criticized for leaving the country by other Afghan politicians.
Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the National Reconciliation High Council of Afghanistan, stated “God will hold him accountable and the nation will judge too. U.S. President Joe Biden also criticized the government of Afghanistan on Monday for its flight from the country.

And later on, Wednesday, Wendy Sherman, the US Deputy Secretary of State, said that Mr Ghani “is not a person in Afghanistan any longer.”

Nevertheless, the United States continues to mention “President Ghani” by saying that the State Department did not formally transfer power.
In his video address broadcast live on Facebook, Mr Ghani said he was evacuated “in a state where I could not even put on my shoes” by his security team from the presidential palace.

“Events were unfolding quickly. I wanted to negotiate with the Taliban an inclusive administration, “And, he added, he endorsed discussions between the Taliban and his administration’s former officials.
This is not the first time that the UAE has provided deposed or fugitives from other countries with a safe haven. Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister, made Dubai its new home in the 90s and returned to power later on.
Yet, according to BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner, the UAE, which has a huge population of Afghan and Pakistani guest workers, will not wish to see their territory as a political platform.

Mr Ghani was re-elected in February 2020 and took office in 2014.

He rejected fears about the military victory of the Taliban when he spoke to the BBC earlier this year. “Vietnam isn’t. The government does not break down, “He said. He said.

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