Taliban delegation of high Ministers has arrived in Ankara for talks as the Taliban new government continues a diplomatic mission for support and recognition of their government.

On Twitter, Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi wrote that the acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and other high officials would meet the “senior Turkish officials” to talk about “issues of mutual interest”, including migration, aid, air transport and trade.

Balkhi said that the meeting was proposed by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The delegation arrives for the meeting a day after Cavusoglu confessed to reporters that he and ministers from other countries planned to visit Kabul, for negotiations with the Taliban, who took over the country in August.

Earlier in Qatar, the Turkish officials appealed to the United States and European officials to stop the isolation of the country by easing financial restrictions adding that these sanctions are crippling the war-torn country.

NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western countries withdrew following the Taliban takeover, and has urged those countries to step up engagement since the takeover.

At the same time, The Turkish officials had said that it would only work in full cooperation with the Taliban if it forms a more inclusive administration.

Turkey has also been working with Qatar to help operate the airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, and reopen it to international travel.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.


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