KABUL: Kabul has reacted towards the visit by a delegation of Taliban group leaders to Pakistan shortly after the group announced the delegation will hold talks on refugees and border issues with the Pakistani authorities.
A statement by ARG Palace said the visit by Taliban delegation from Qatar to Pakistan is totally vague since the terror groups are not allowed to visit nations.
The statement further added that the delegation recently visited Pakistan and called the purpose behind their visit to focus on refugees and border issues.
Kabul insisted that the majority of the Afghans have been forced to flee the country due to the crimes of the terrorists groups, specifically the Taliban group.
“The remarks by the Taliban group is mainly aimed at deviating the public thoughts from the crimes the group committed and is currently committing,” the statement added.
Noting the visit by Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriations to Pakistan last week, Kabul insisted that the government has continuously worked with the government of Pakistan and international organizations to assess the situation of the refugees.
Kabul also insisted that only the governments are authorized to discuss the border issues, calling the Taliban group a vanguard for those who are establishing military installations on this side of Durand Line.
The statement added that the group will never have the authority to discuss the border issues considering the international laws and called on neighboring countries to maintain their relations with the government of Afghanistan and respect the national sovereignty of the country. -KP
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