Taliban Delegation in Turkey For Official Talks

Published October 14th, 2021 - 10:41 GMT
Taliban interim government delegation to hold talks with Turkish officials
A Taliban fighter stands guard at the police headquarter in Qala-e-Now center, Badghis province on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)
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Spokesperson says delegation arriving in Turkey today led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi

Top officials of Afghanistan’s interim government have arrived in Turkey for talks with senior Turkish officials on Thursday, according to an official.

Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi is leading a high-level delegation to Turkey, Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Twitter.

“The delegation will hold talks with senior Turkish officials on issues of mutual interest,” Balkhi said, adding that the invitation was extended by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.


This will be first high-level contact between Turkey and the new administration in Afghanistan after the Taliban took power on Aug. 15.

Balkhi said the two sides will discuss how to improve bilateral relations, trade, humanitarian aid, migration and air transport issues.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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