Saudi Crown Prince MBS likely to meet Afghan Taliban Commanders in Islamabad

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Saudi Crown Prince MBS likely to meet Afghan Taliban Commanders in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD - Amid ongoing efforts to find a negotiated political settlement to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the Pakistani officials have informed regarding a likely meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Taliban leaders.

Informed Pakistani officials have told Reuters that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will likely meet with the Taliban leaders in Pakistan as part of the ongoing efforts to broke an end to the 17-year old long in Afghanistan.

Two senior Pakistani officials said the crown prince was likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives in Islamabad.

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is due to arrive in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan on Sunday.

The Taliban group had earlier confirmed that a meeting regarding peace efforts would be organized in Islamabad based on formal invitation of the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.