Media reports say the second meeting of leaders of the anti-Taliban opposition group, which was held in Vienna on April 24-26, ended with an emphasis on a peaceful political solution.

Kabul Now reported on April 24 that the National Resistance Front (NRF) representatives said the gathering would focus on building trust among anti-Taliban movements and figures, strengthening and broadening resistance for the freedom of Afghanistan, increasing pressure on the Taliban and its supporters, and devising a plan to overcome the ongoing crisis.

The second meeting was reportedly attended by Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front; Fawzia Kofi, a former member of the Afghan parliament; Rangin Dadfar Spanta, the former foreign minister of Afghanistan, and many other Taliban opponents. 

Hasht-e Subh says several prominent anti-Taliban Afghan politicians who had been invited to the Vienna meeting skipped attending the discussion on the first day.

The absentees reportedly included Salahuddin Rabbani, Rahmatullah Nabil, Zalmay Rasool, and Sayed Tayeb Jawad.

However, some anti-Taliban Afghan politicians joined the meeting virtually.

The meeting participants praised the legitimate resistance of the political groups and women and girls of Afghanistan and emphasized on coordination of all anti-Taliban groups.

They reportedly discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and plans to overcome the ongoing crisis in the country.

Afghanistan International says the meeting participants also stressed that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed should explain her recent irresponsible statements on Afghanistan.

In their declaration that was released yesterday, the meeting participants reportedly urged the international community to recognize all forms of resistance of the Afghan people.

The participants of the Vienna meeting also asked the organizers of the upcoming Doha meeting to refrain from any discussion that would lead to the continuation of the Taliban reign in Afghanistan.

The Doha meeting is scheduled to be held from May 1-2 and will be hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General.

In their declaration, the participants of the Vienna meeting emphasized that the Taliban have not responded to the legitimate and rightful demands of the Afghan people, which had been listed in the declaration of the first round of the Vienna meeting and have increased their brutality.

According to the declaration, a working group has been set up to foster better coordination for the unity of the opposition.

The declaration also welcomed the consensus of the region and the world regarding the non-recognition of the Taliban until the establishment of a government based on the free will of the Afghan people and urged the International Criminal Court to identify and prosecute the Taliban leaders who have committed "crimes against humanity, war crimes and systematic violations of human rights.”

The first meeting of Afghan opposition group that took place in Vienna in September last reportedly brought together Ahmad Massoud, Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Rahmatullah Nabil, and many other political figures of Afghanistan.