Afghanistan’s TOLOnews reports that the participants of the 11th session of the Herat Security Dialogue (HSD-XI) on their second day of meeting (November 28) stressed the importance of a regional agreement and the role of the regional countries to solve the issue of Afghanistan.

The 11th session of the Herat Security Dialogue took place in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe on November 27-28.  

The session was reportedly attended by Afghan opposition figures and envoys of more than 20 countries and organizations.

“Russia cannot solve the Afghan crisis [itself] unrealistic…  Russia tried to use regional countries to solve these problems, not to destabilize Afghanistan, because for us, destabilization of Afghanistan is a very huge problem,” Vladimir Evseyev, Head of CIS Institute, was cited as saying.

“[In] most countries, in the United Kingdom for example, there is no united opposition. It is unrealistic to expect complete unity, but I think it is realistic for Afghans to have a common enough vision for the future,” said Nicholas Kay, former UK Ambassador to Afghanistan.

“Practically, what is likely to, what is my recommendation, coming from my background; if today any of our country, India, Pakistan or Iran were to offer some help with the Taliban to fight Daesh, it is a common enemy of all of us.  All three of us.  It is quite possible that we can work together,” said Mohammad Asad Durrani, former head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.  “Do not underestimate the capacity of the intelligence agencies to work together.”

However, the Islamic Emirate has not yet commented on the meeting.

Wahid Faqiri, a political analyst, urged the Taliban to bring reforms to their policies.  “The Taliban should accept reforms, otherwise, they will face opposition in the future,” he said, according to TOLOnews.

After more than two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate steadily. Over this period, Afghanistan's economic state has significantly worsened.

The Afghan conflict is becoming one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.  The 1973 coup heralded five decades of unending political instability, regime change, foreign invasion, civil war, political oppression, and more importantly human suffusing.

The Herat Security Dialogue (HSD) is an annual international conference, held by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). It is attended by government officials, international organization delegates, legislators, academic experts, distinguished journalists, business delegates, media and civil society representatives.

Established in Afghanistan in October 2012, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is a premier research institution aimed at creating an intellectual space for addressing strategic issues pertaining to Afghanistan in the wider regional and international contexts.  AISS seeks to foster timely discussions on Afghanistan by publishing high-quality research reports and promoting dialogue amongst a wide spectrum of stakeholders. 

Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) has opened its UK office  after the collapse of Afghanistan to resume AISS activities following its relocation to the UK.  AISS-UK was established within the University of Sussex with the logistics, academic and intellectual support of the University of Sussex, and financial support of Research England, and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to continue its activities.  AISS-UK has acquired legal and corporate status under legal registration of the UK Company House as an independent research organization.