Ashraf Ghani apologized for leaving Afghanistan. This way he wanted to avoid bloodshed.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologized to his people for leaving the country and failing to prevent the Taliban from seizing power. The head of state's statement on Wednesday, Sept. 8, was released by Tolo News television.
"I apologize to the Afghan people for not being able to end this any other way. My commitment to the Afghan people is unwavering, and it will guide me for the rest of my life," Ghani said.
He added that fleeing Kabul was the hardest decision of his life. However, he made the decision to leave the country because he felt it would help avoid bloodshed.
"I decided it was the only way to prevent the use of weapons and save Kabul and its six million inhabitants," Ghani said.
He once again called the information that he allegedly took millions of dollars with him a lie.
Meanwhile, Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh left the country. He left for Tajikistan.
Recall that six countries were invited to the inauguration of the new Afghan government. The Taliban sent invitations to the governments of China, Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, and Iran.