Kabul mediating between Pakistan govt and banned TTP, says Muttaqi


ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi Saturday confirmed that Kabul is mediating between the Pakistan government and banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for peace in the country.

In an exclusive interview to Saleem Safi on Geo News programme Jirga, Muttaqi said there is no individual of the Islamic Emirate but as a matter of policy the whole Islamic Emirate is mediating between the government of Pakistan and the banned TTP.

He expressed confidence that the talks will yield positive results. The foreign minister said that establishment of peace and end of war is in the interest of all.

Meanwhile, he said that Afghanistan welcomed the peace talks between the Pakistan government and TTP, with the undertaking that it would continue to support Islamabad in its peace endeavours.

The assurance came from Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, who was on his maiden visit to Islamabad and speaking in a programme, arranged by Islamabad-based think-tank, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), as a guest speaker.