Afghan Taliban spokesperson says talks with Pakistan focused on establishing peace and security in war-torn country.

Taliban delegation’s visit comes against the backdrop of efforts for early commencement of intra-Afghan dialogue. PHOTO: MoFA

After meeting with a high-level Pakistani delegation in Islamabad, the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday said that they considered intra-Afghan negotiations and peace in Afghanistan “vital for both countries and the region”.

The statement came a day after Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a meeting with the visiting six-member Taliban Political Commission (TPC) delegation, headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, at the Foreign Office. The head of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was also present in the meeting.

The visit of the Taliban delegation comes against the backdrop of efforts for early commencement of intra-Afghan dialogue – a crucial phase of the peace process. According to a handout issued by the FO, views were exchanged on the current status of the Afghan peace process and the way forward during the meeting. Read more @ Express Tribune

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