Taliban based in Pakistan, leaders trip to Islamabad not new: Abdullah

abdullah-1KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said Sunday that the Taliban group is based in Pakistan and the visit by the group’s delegation to the country is not new.

Abdullah was speaking during a press conference after the conclusion of an official to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Chief Executive Officer further added that the majority of the Taliban leades are based in Pakistan and carry out their activities from there.

He reiterated the government’s stance to support peace talks and said the date and venue for the possible talks have not been ascertained so far.

According to Abdullah, the government of Saudi Arabia has confirmed support to the Afghan peace process with the anti-government armed militant groups.

In regards to his trip to Saudi, Abdullah said various topics including bilateral cooperation on economy, education, and health were discussed with the Saudi officials.

He also added that cooperation in construction, security, terrorism and cultural sectors were also discussed during the visit by the Afghan delegation.

Abdullah further added that Saudi has agreed to send a delegation to Afghanistan to look at the investment opportunities in the economic and other sectors. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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