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Afghan foreign minister to hold talks in Turkey

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ANKARA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A Taliban delegation led by Afghanistan’s foreign minister will hold talks in Turkey on Thursday with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s foreign ministry mentioned.

NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western nations withdrew following the Taliban takeover, and has urged these nations to step up engagement. At the identical time it mentioned it’ll solely work absolutely with the Taliban in the event that they kind a extra inclusive administration. learn extra

Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi mentioned on Twitter that performing Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and different ministers would hold talks in Ankara on assist, migration, air transport and commerce.

Turkish diplomatic sources confirmed the deliberate talks with Cavusoglu, however didn’t present additional data.

Turkey has been working with Qatar to assist function Kabul airport and re-open it to worldwide journey.

On Monday, Muttaqi appealed to the world for good relations, however prevented making agency commitments on some humanitarian points, key considerations for the worldwide neighborhood. learn extra

The go to comes a day after Cavusoglu advised reporters that he and ministers from different nations plan to go to Kabul for talks with the Taliban.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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Taliban acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi speaks during a news conference in Kabul Afghanistan September 14, 2021. Picture taken September 14, 2021.REUTERS/Stringer

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