Taliban delegation in Ankara for talks with Turkey

15 October 2021


Al Jazeera :
A high-level Taliban delegation has arrived in Turkey's capital for talks as Afghanistan's new government continues a diplomatic push for support and recognition.
Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Twitter on Thursday that acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and other ministers would meet "senior Turkish officials" to discuss "issues of mutual interest", including aid, migration, air transport and trade.
Qatar FM on GCC blockade, Iran and engaging with the TalibanAfghanistan's girls lament continued closure of high schoolsBan? No ban? Afghan cricket chief offers hope to women athletesG20 agrees aid to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis Balkhi said the invitation was extended by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The visit comes a day after Cavusoglu told reporters that he and ministers from other countries plan to visit Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, for talks with the Taliban, who took over the country in August. It also follows days of talks in Qatar, where the group appealed to United States and European officials to end the country's isolation, including easing financial restrictions it says are crippling the country.

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