Taliban delegation, US envoy in Pakistan to resume Afghan peace talks

Taliban delegation, US envoy in Pakistan to resume Afghan peace talks

Islamabad (Agencies): A delegation of Afghan Taliban will arrive in Islamabad later on Wednesday and likely to meet United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.


Taliban delegation, headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has agreed to meet Khalilzad, who arrived in Islamabad with a five-member delegation a day earlier.

Afghan Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said on Twitter that the delegation had been given a formal invitation for the visit and that they would discuss “important issues” with Pakistani officials in Islamabad.

The Taliban also planned to follow up on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent comments ahead of a meeting in New York with Trump, that he would try to convince the US president to re-enter talks, the Taliban official said.

The Taliban delegation would also hold meeting with PM Khan in Islamabad.