Heading a high-ranking delegation, Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi arrived in Tehran Saturday night to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.
The spokesman of Taliban’s ministry of foreign affairs, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, said in a tweet on Saturday afternoon that Muttaqi will discuss a wide range of political and economic topics as well as issues related to the transit of goods and Afghan refugees.
Before departing for Tehran, the Afghan delegation held a preliminary meeting in Kabul to assess their agenda of their visit to Iran.
This is not the first time that the Taliban’s acting foreign minister travels to the countries in the region. His last visit was Pakistan.
This comes as no country has recognized the Taliban’s interim rule yet.
Iran is among the countries that emphasizes the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, calling it one of the conditions for recognizing the Kabul government. The Taliban, however, see this as interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.