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Exclusive Interview: Karzai Says Taliban’s International Recognition Requires Internal Legitimacy

Exclusive Interview: Karzai Says Taliban’s International Recognition Requires Internal Legitimacy

From: VOA

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said the current Taliban government in Afghanistan needs internal legitimacy in order for it to gain international recognition.

He said that could only be achieved through the expression of the will of the Afghan people, either in the form of elections or holding the Loya Jirga, a traditional grand council of representatives from various parts of the country.

Karzai spoke with the Voice of America on Saturday, nearly two months after the United States and its NATO allies left Afghanistan, ending the U.S.’s longest war in history.

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