Thursday, January 28, 2021
Home World Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in Pakistan - Times of...

Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in Pakistan – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s top official in negotiations with the Taliban arrived in Pakistan’s capital Monday on a three-day trip during which he will meet with the country’s prime minister and other government officials.
Abdullah Abdullah, who leads the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, was received by top government officials on arriving in Islamabad.
Apart from meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Afghan reconciliation leader also will meet with President Arif Alvi, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other officials.
The council represents the Afghan government in historic peace negotiations with the Taliban which began in Qatar on September 12.
Those talks represent the most-serious effort yet at ending decades of war in Afghanistan that followed the 2001 US-led invasion that toppled its Taliban government, which then hosting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden who planned the September 11 attacks.
The Afghan-Taliban talks come after a deal signed in February between the US and the Taliban. That aims to allow the US to withdraw from Afghanistan and end the longest military engagement in American history.
Many Taliban leaders have lived in Pakistan since the 1980s. In those years they were part of the Afghan mujahedeen, allies of the US in ending the 10-year occupation of the country by the Soviet Union.
Pakistan has denied giving sanctuary to Taliban members following their ouster in 2001. However, both Washington and Kabul routinely accuse Islamabad of giving them a safe haven, citing the Taliban long ties with Pakistan’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency.
Khan publicly has said his government facilitated the talks. He said now it was now up to the Afghans to seize this opportunity.
Abdullah’s visit “will provide an opportunity for wide-ranging exchange of views on the Afghan peace process and strengthening of Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations and people-to-people interaction,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Pakistan fully supports all efforts for the peace, stability and prosperity of the Afghan people.”

Source link

In this blog our main motive is to provide you all kind of latest information about technology, politics, sports, and health. If you want to read this information then you should have to visit our website. This information will help you to increase your knowledge.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

AstraZeneca to produce 90m Covid-19 vaccine shots in Japan – govt spokesman – Times of India

TOKYO: AstraZeneca Plc has told Japan's health ministry it would produce more than 90 million coronavirus vaccine shots in the country, Japan's top...

US stocks have their worst day since October as Big Tech sinks – Times of India

NEW YORK: Technology companies led a broad sell-off in stocks Wednesday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and...

Zodiac signs ranked from hardest to easiest to fall in love | The Times of India

Falling in love is one of the most beautiful experiences life has to offer, and life feels complete when you finally find the...

It’s time to act: Biden signs climate orders – Times of India

President Biden on Wednesday signed a series of executive orders that aim to “confront the existential threat of climate...

Recent Comments