- Title: GERMANY: CYPRUS GROUP SAY THEY HAVE NO AMBITIONS TO TAKE POWER IN AFGHANISTAN.
- Date: 27th November 2001
- Summary: (W7) KOENIGSWINTER, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 26, 2001) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: EXTERIOR OF LORELEY HOTEL WITH POLICE CAR OUTSIDE 0.05 2. MCU: ARRIVAL HEAD OF CYPRUS GROUP DELEGATION, HOUMAYOUN JAREER 0.10 3. MEMBERS OF CYPRUS DELEGATION GREETING EACH OTHER 0.21 4. GV/SV/PAN: WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE/ JOURNALISTS 0.35 6. MCU: SOUNDBITE (Farsi) CYPRUS GROUP DELEGATION, HOUMAYOUN JAREER, SAYING: "We are a peace group working only for peace. We have no ambitions to take power. We have no ambitions in sharing power." 0.46 7. CU: JOURNALISTS 0.52 8. MCU: SOUNDBITE (Farsi) CYPRUS GROUP DELEGATION, HOUMAYOUN JAREER, SAYING: "We believe that the Afghan crisis can be solved based on a consensus and understanding amongst Afghans. We have always been pioneers in this field. We will also try to do our utmost to create an atmosphere of cooperation and coordination and understanding amongst the participants in this conference." 1.17 9. GV: WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE 1.21 10. CU: SOUNDBITE (Farsi) CYPRUS GROUP DELEGATION, HOUMAYOUN JAREER, SAYING: "With regards to the Taliban we have said that under the circumstances the Cyprus movement is of the opinion that Taliban cannot take over any leadership in any future settlement in Afghanistan. But at the same time there is a difference in the Taliban leadership and the people that are living in the areas where the Taliban are ruling. In those areas the people are Afghans and they have the same rights to take part in any settlement as anyone else. You have the separate the leadership of the Taliban and its people." 1.56 11. GV: JOURNALISTS 2.00 12. MCU: SOUNDBITE (Farsi) CYPRUS GROUP DELEGATION, HOUMAYOUN JAREER, SAYING: "The Cyprus process has no connections whatsoever with any leader. That also includes (Foreign Minister) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The Cyprus movement has no relations whatsoever to Hekmatyar to be quite clear." 2.26 13. MCU: SECURITY GUARD 2.29 14. GV: WIDE OF NORTHERN ALLIANCE NEWS BRIEFING 2.33 15. CU: SOUNDBITE (English) MOHAMMAD NATIQI, NORTHERN ALLIANCE DELEGATION MEMBER SAYING: "We have a positive view and that is why we came here." 2.38 16. MCU: JOURNALISTS LISTENING 2.42 17. CU: SOUNDBITE (English) MOHAMMAD NATIQI, NORTHERN ALLIANCE DELEGATION MEMBER SAYING: "The Northern Alliance on the whole should be discussed. But if we need peacekeepers in Afghanistan, for example if a conflict starts - if history is repeated. If we need peacekeepers we should ask for them from the United Nations." 3.08 18. GV: WIDE OF NATIQI SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS 3.13 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: KOENIGSWINTER, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
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- Story Text: The son-in-law of the Islamic radical Gulbuddin
Hekmatyar has said that his Cyprus group movement has no
ambitions to take power in a future Afghan government.
Houmayoun Jareer, head of one of four delegations
taking part at the U.N. sponsored Afghanistan conference near
Bonn scheduled to start on Tuesday, said on Monday (November
26) that the Afghan crisis could be solved based on consensus.
"We will also try to do our utmost to create an atmosphere
of cooperation and coordination and understanding amongst the
participants in this conference, " Jareer added speaking to
journalists at a hotel near the conference venue.
Northern Alliance delegation member Mohammad Natiqi said
at a different news briefing that if Afghanistan needs
peacekeepers, then they should ask the United Nations for
"The Northern Alliance on the whole should be discussed.
But if we need peacekeepers in Afghanistan, for example if a
conflict starts - if history is repeated. If we need
peacekeepers we should ask for them from the United Nations,"
Delegations continued to arrive at the German government's
residence Petersberg throughout Monday. The conference will be
opened on Tuesday morning by German Foreign Minister Joschka
Fischer and the special representative of the U.N. General
Secretary, Lakhdar Brahimi.
Conference participants hope that a week or so more of
intense contacts in Bonn could help to form an interim council
that could pave the way for a coalition government
representing all of Afghanistan's many ethnic groups.
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