KABUL, Afghanistan “” President Hamid Karzai invited Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to contact his government to seek reconciliation, but he said Sunday he did not expect the fugitive to come out of hiding.
“We would like all the Afghans, Taliban or non-Taliban, whoever they are, if they want to come back to their country, to participate in the life of this country, it’s their home, they’re welcome,” Karzai said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.
Asked if his offer included Omar, Karzai said, “If he wants to come, he should get in touch with us.”
“We would see what he has to say, of course,” the president said. “But I don’t think he will come. He has so much on his hands against Afghanistan. We don’t even know as to where he is hiding. He has to first give us an account as to what he’s done.”…