Afghan Taliban break silence over the important meeting between top Commander and Pakistani officials

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Afghan Taliban break silence over the important meeting between top Commander and Pakistani officials

DOHA : Afghan Taliban break silence over the important meeting between top Commander and Pakistani officials.

The Taliban released the details of the meeting between Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy political chief with the top envoy of the Pakistan to Afghanistan, NNI has reported.

“Mullah Baradar Akhund, the Political Deputy-Amir, IEA and Head of the Political Office met in Doha, Mohammad Sadiq Khan, Pakistan Special Representative for Afghanistan and discussed with him problems being faced by the Afghan refugees, businessmen and travellers at Turkham, Spinboldsk and Ghulam Khan, urging him to provide them needed facilities.

Similarly, both sides talked about the coming intra-Afghan negotiations and peace. They emphasized that peace and security in Afghanistan were in the interest of both nations and countries,” Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban said in his tweets.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan had earlier told that Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambass-ador (R) Muhammad Sadiq visited Doha, Qatar on 16-17 June 2020.

During the visit, he met Taliban leaders including Mullah Ghani Baradar to discuss peace and reconciliation process.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said, the Special Representative underlined that Pakistan will continue to play its role as a facilitator for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

In this context, he referred to the highly productive visit of the Chief of Army Staff to Kabul recently, which had imparted a new impetus to Pakistan’s efforts.

“The Special Representative appreciated the Taliban’s commitment to implement the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement. He also noted that the release of prisoners as per the US-Taliban peace agreement would be a stepping stone towards the immediate start of Intra-Afghan Negotiations,” the statement added.