In a statement a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office said, war was over in Afghanistan and called for peaceful relations with the international community.
In an interview with Al Jazeera TV, Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem said, the Taliban did not want to live in isolation; the type of rule it would impose on the country and the form of regime would soon be made clear.
Despite breaking previous promises, he went on to add, the group respected women’s and minorities’ rights and freedom of expression within Sharia law.
Signaling its willingness to present itself as wanting to have peaceful relations with countries, Naeem said, the Taliban was keen to develop several channels of communication that it had already opened with foreign countries.
“We ask all countries and entities to sit with us to settle any issues”, said Naeem in an interview with Al Jazeera TV.
Naeem went on to add, no diplomatic body or headquarters was targeted in the Taliban’s approach and the group would provide safety for citizens and diplomatic missions.
“We are ready to have a dialogue with all Afghan figures and will guarantee them the necessary protection,” said Naeem to Al Jazeera Mubasher TV.
The promises comes midst report of the Taliban summarily executing hundreds of surrendered soldiers.
“We have reached what we were seeking, which is the freedom of our country and the independence of our people,” said Naeem. “We will not allow anyone to use our lands to target anyone, and we do not want to harm others.”
In a warning he said, “We do not think that foreign forces will repeat their failed experience in Afghanistan once again.”