KABUL: Pakistan and Iran have held high-level talks to figure out how could they work together to move the fragile Afghan peace process forward and develop a shared strategy for the forthcoming Afghan peace conference in Moscow.
According to the Iranian state news agency IRNA, Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other officials in Tehran.
According to the reports, visiting Pakistani special envoy Zarif said that both countries supported peace in Afghanistan.
Both the Taliban and the Afghan government are sending their delegations to Moscow. Taliban political spokesman Mohammad Naeem has announced that a high-level Taliban delegation would attend the huddle, headed by Mullah Baradar Akhund, Deputy Chief of Political Affairs and Head of the Taliban Political Office. Meanwhile, the High Council for National Reconcialiation also confirmed that Chairman Abdullah Abdullah at the head of a 16-member team would participate in the meeting.
The US Special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad would also participate in the conference that is aimed at pushing the Afghan peace process forward.