Photo: Taliban's Deputy PM for EA

Taliban Deputy PM and Turkish Foreign Minister discuss bilateral relations

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, trade and economic cooperation, and regional connectivity between Afghanistan and Turkey.

In a series of tweets, the office of the Taliban Deputy Prime Minister stated that Baradar emphasized the importance of cultivating robust political and economic ties between Afghanistan and Turkey, which share a deep-rooted friendship.

He advocated for the establishment of an air corridor and urged Turkish investors to invest in Afghanistan. Baradar also highlighted the significance of facilitating visa issuance for citizens of Afghanistan.

According to the Taliban, the Turkish foreign minister assured the Taliban of his country’s commitment to expanding trade between the two countries and encouraged Turkish investors to participate in Afghanistan’s development.

A Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar visited Turkey on Tuesday. Turkey has not yet recognized the Taliban government in Afghanistan, but it has maintained diplomatic and economic relations with the group.