Caretaker Taliban Finance Minister to reach Pakistan on Wedn…



Digital Desk, Islamabad. Amir Khan Muttaki, the acting foreign minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, will arrive in Islamabad on Wednesday at the invitation of Pakistan to be a part of the Troika Plus meeting. This will be Muttaki’s first visit to Islamabad after taking over as the caretaker foreign minister after the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August. According to details shared by the Pakistan Foreign Office, the visit will focus on important issues related to the economic crisis in Afghanistan.

Muttaki will also attend the all-important Troika Plus meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, where special representatives of Afghanistan from the US, Russia, China and Pakistan will meet. The meeting is expected to see not only Afghanistan through the provision of continued humanitarian aid, but also focus on tackling the country’s grave economic crisis. The Taliban’s interim government is yet to be recognized by the international community and the country’s economic crisis is getting worse and worse. Meanwhile, the meeting is considered very important.

Troika Plus is of great importance as China, Pakistan, Russia and the US share major stakes in Afghanistan and have been relevant active participants of Afghan peace talks. Although Pakistan has not yet recognized the Taliban government, it has allowed new Taliban officials to take control of the Afghan embassy in Islamabad, along with consulates in Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during his last visit to Kabul on October 21, had discussions with senior officials of the Afghan Taliban government.

(IANS)



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