Taliban delegation in Iran for talks
KABUL (Pajhwok): A political delegation of Afghanistan’s Taliban has paid a visit to Tehran to hold talks with Iranian security officials on regional issues, particularly the developments of the Muslim world, Iranian media reports.
The visiting team, comprised of members of Afghan Taliban’s political bureau in Qatar, arrived in Tehran on Monday.
Led by Tayyeb Aqa, head of the Taliban bureau in Qatar, the delegation met with Iranian security officials and discussed regional issues, particularly what is going on in the Islamic world as well as matters relating to the Afghan refugees.
The Taliban confirmed the visit, saying it was aimed at assessing Afghan refugees’ and the regional situation.
The group spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the visit of their delegation was part of normal Taliban’s trips to foreign countries. He said Taliban delegations visited foreign countries from time to time.
The Taliban had already dispatched political delegations to Iran two times, for meeting Iranian security officials and for attending an international conference on Islamic Awakening, a popular uprising that swept has regional and Islamic countries in recent years.
Afghanistan’s Taliban had announced earlier that it had established the political bureau in Qatar to stay in touch with other countries.
Members of the Taliban’s Qatar bureau have also visited China, Australia, Germany and Japan in the past. However, no details had been released regarding what was discussed.
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