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Afghanistan govt mediating between TTP, Islamabad: Reports

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 07 Nov 2021, 11:44 pm Print

Afghanistan govt mediating between TTP, Islamabad: Reports TTP

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Kabul: The Taliban government in Afghanistan is mediating talks between Tahrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Islamabad, media reports said on Monday.

Taliban government's acting interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani hosted talks between the two sides for the past two weeks in the southeastern province of Khost. reports Tolo News.

The Islamic Emirate didn’t confirm the reports but said that it would play its role, the news portal reported.

“The stance of the Islamic Emirate is that it will act in a role to resolve problems that are important,” Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, was quoted as saying by Tolo News.

Meanwhile, Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi from the Taliban government plans to visit Pakistan, a source in the foreign ministry told Sputnik.

"The date has not been determined yet, but Muttaqi has been invited and he accepted the invitation," the source said, without specifying the upcoming visit's agenda.

At the end of October, the Taliban appointed a new interim head of the Afghan embassy in Pakistan.

Earlier in October, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi promised to provide humanitarian aid worth $280 million to Afghanistan to help the new Taliban-led government overcome the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Other measures to support the Taliban government on Islamabad's part include the resumption of flights with Afghanistan and boosting bilateral trade.

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