Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi will lead a delegation heading to Pakistan on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said today.
This is the first time since the collapse of the former government that a delegation of the Islamic Emirate is officially visiting Islamabad.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said ministers and working groups from the ministries of finance and trade will be in the delegation.
“A senior delegation led by FM Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi will travel to Pakistan on Nov 10. Delegation will discuss enhancing ties, economy, transit, refugees and expanding facilities for movement of people, and will include Ministers and working groups from Finance and Trade Ministries,” he said in a tweet.
Anaamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said the visit is being made following a visit to Kabul by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi last month.
According to Samangani, Muttaqi will met with senior Pakistani officials on a number of issues.
“In this visit, talks will be held with different Pakistani officials on expanding ties between the two countries, economic and transit and easing people's travel in crossings between the two countries,” he said.
Meanwhile, Russia’s TASS news quoted President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov saying that an "Extended Troika" meeting on Afghanistan would be held in Islamabad on November 11.
According to Kabulov, Russia, the United States and Pakistan will attend and no one has been invited from Kabul to the meeting.
The last Troika meeting was held in Moscow in October during which delegates from Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan attended while the United States did not.