Taliban delegation visits Afghanistan's Consulate General in Tajikistan
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Taliban says its delegation visited Afghanistan consulate in Tajikistan

The Taliban’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed its delegation has visited the General-Consulate of Afghanistan in Khorog, the capital city of Tajikistan’s Badakhshan province, for assessing the consular services and it’s building damaged by recent avalanches.

In addition to assessing the Consulate’s service affairs, the delegation also assessed the damages that the Consulate’s building suffered as a result of the recent avalanches, said Abdul Qahar Balkhi, the Ministry’s spokesman, said in a tweet today.

After the visit, he added, the delegation shared their assessment with the group’s foreign ministry for reconstruction of the Consulate’s building.

Tajikistan government and Afghanistan’s embassy in Dushanbe, which is still operating under diplomats from the previous government, have yet to comment about the visit. 

Tajikistan is the only neighboring country of Afghanistan that has not accepted Taliban diplomats and has not established diplomatic relations with the group.

The country has repeatedly called for the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Tajikistan reportedly hosts an office for the armed anti-Taliban group, the National Resistance Front (NRF) led by Ahmad Massoud.

The NRF has fought deadly battles against the Taliban in Afghanistan northeastern provinces of Panjshir and Baghlan and has effectively expanded its armed resistance to the provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan as well.