Taliban Official Requests Iran to Halt Forced Expulsion of Afghans

Bayan News – Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the economic deputy of the Taliban’s Prime Minister, has requested Tehran to halt the forced expulsion of Afghans during a meeting with Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul.

According to a newsletter published by the Taliban’s economic deputy on Thursday, April 25th, Mullah Baradar added that there should be good coordination between the Taliban and Iran regarding the manner of expelling migrants.

The economic deputy of the Taliban’s Prime Minister further stated that in this meeting, discussions and dialogues were held on strengthening political, economic, trade, and transit relations, as well as bilateral cooperation in various sectors.

Mullah Baradar refers to this matter at a time when, in the past two days, more than three thousand migrants have been returned from Iran to Afghanistan by the Iranian government.

At the same time, this senior Taliban official highlights the positive relations between Afghanistan and Iran which have expanded in the past two years.

Abdul Ghani Baradar stated that the Taliban and the Islamic Republic should collaborate for the development of cooperative relations. He further added that this year, due to heavy rainfall, the water of the Helmand River has reached the Nimruz province in Afghanistan and the Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran.

This Taliban official emphasized that the rainfall and the entry of water into Iran will help resolve further issues faced by the people of both countries.

Abdul Ghani Baradar has requested Iran to provide more facilities in the transit of Afghan products and goods to European countries through Iran.

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