A Taliban delegation is coming to Pakistan to discuss the ongoing peace process with Pakistani leaders before the expected inter-Afghan dialogue begins.
A high-level delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Bardar, the political deputy chief of the Islamic Emirate [Taliban], has left for Pakistan at the invitation of the Pakistani foreign ministry, Tareban spokesman Suhail Shahin said in several tweets.
There they will discuss the latest status of the peace process, the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, cross-border movement and trade between the two countries.
However, the spokesman did not say at what level the Taliban leaders would hold talks with Pakistani leaders.
A Pakistani official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Taliban delegation would hold talks with Pakistani civilian and military leaders on Monday.
The visit comes just days after the Afghan government released 70 key Taliban members to pave the way for peace talks.
The detainee is being released under a Taliban deal with the United States last February. Pakistan played a key role in initiating direct US talks with the Taliban.
As a result, the withdrawal of multinational forces from the country seems to have been facilitated.2021-05-04 17:12:16