Taliban foreign minister arrives in Iran for talks in first official visit

Taliban foreign minister arrives in Iran for talks in first official visit
The Taliban foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi

The Taliban foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials in the first such trip to the neighboring country since the group seized power.

“The visit aims at discussions on political, economic, transit and refugee issues between Afghanistan and Iran,” the Taliban Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said in a Saturday tweet. 

He added that a preliminary meeting for the visiting delegation was held in the Afghan Foreign Ministry, “where significant issues were assessed and included in the…

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