Photo: Taliban's Foreign Ministry

Taliban foreign minister calls for finding root cause of problems with Pakistan

The Taliban foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has met with a Pakistani delegation and called for finding the main cause of the problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than making “media outbursts.”

A Pakistani delegation led by Suhail Mehmood, the Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies at the Pakistani foreign ministry, and Obaidurrehman Nizamani, the Pakistani chargé d’affaires in Kabul, met with the Taliban foreign minister on Wednesday.

In a post on the X, Hafiz Zia Ahmad, the deputy spokesperson of the Taliban foreign ministry, stated that Muttaqi assured the Pakistani delegation that the Taliban is committed to ensuring that no one is harmed from the territory of Afghanistan.

Muttaqi also said that the trade relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have improved in the past two years and that the geographical location of Afghanistan offers many opportunities for both countries.

Terrorist attacks have surged across Pakistan in recent years, targeting Pakistani security forces and civilians. Pakistan has blamed the Taliban for the surge in terrorist attacks in the country, mainly for harboring the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Pakistan’s officials have repeatedly urged the Taliban not to allow Afghanistan soil to be used by terrorist groups and to respect its counter-terrorism commitment made with the international community under the Doha Agreement.

The Taliban has denied Pakistan’s allegations that Afghanistan soil is used for cross-border militant attacks, saying that Pakistan should find a solution to tackle terror threats on its own.