Muttaqi Urges Regional Envoys to Conduct Regional Consultations for Increased Positive Engagement with Afghanistan

Bayan News – Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Acting Foreign Minister of the Taliban, held a meeting and discussions on Thursday, January 24, with the ambassadors of regional countries residing in Kabul.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs newsletter, the meeting was attended by ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions from Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, India, Turkey, and Indonesia.

Mr. Muttaqi considered the current status of diplomatic relations between the Taliban and regional countries noteworthy and emphasized that regional countries should conduct regional consultations for increased and sustained positive engagement with Afghanistan.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs newsletter, Muttaqi requested the participants to utilize the opportunities presented in Afghanistan based on a regional approach and coordinate the management of potential threats.

The Acting Foreign Minister of the Taliban also reiterated that there is no need for a special representative of the United Nations for Afghanistan in the presence of UNAMA and an independent central government entity in Afghanistan, referring to the process of appointing a UN special representative for Afghanistan.

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