A high-level delegation from the Afghan Taliban movement arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on the first visit of its kind after the start of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the movement.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that a delegation headed by the head of the Taliban’s political office, Mullah Abdul-Ghani Baradar, arrived in the capital, Tehran, at the official invitation of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
He indicated that the delegation would meet with Iranian officials, headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, stressing that there would be an exchange of views and consultations on the peace process in Afghanistan and related issues.
For his part, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, Muhammad Naim, said – through his Twitter account – that Mullah Baradar will discuss with Iranian officials the political and security situation in Afghanistan and the region.
Earlier this month, the Taliban and the Afghan government resumed peace talks in Qatar aimed at ending 42 years of armed conflict in Afghanistan.