During a visit to the United Arab Emirates, a delegation of the Islamic Emirate led by the acting defense minister, Mullah Yaqoob Mujahid, asked Afghans to return to the country and take part in their country’s development.
In a meeting with Afghan traders in the UAE, the acting minister of defense said that he would speak with senior UAE officials about how to improve ties between the two nations and address the challenges facing Afghans in the Gulf country.
"We will meet with the relevant officials if there is a visa problem, an issue with flights, or problems with prisoners. Even if there are problems inside Afghanistan, for example, passport problems or other problems, I will try to deal with these cases to the best of my ability without delay,” the defense minister said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said that the delegation will meet with the leadership and high-ranking officials of the UAE and discuss various topics.
"This trip is aimed to strengthen ties between the two nations and to help the 300,000 Afghans working in Dubai with their challenges, as well as other matters that will be on the agenda. He will meet with the Sheik and other elders of that country. He will also meet with several ministries,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate's spokesperson.
"They might have a meeting, but this is not about political negotiations, nor is it about any political process,” said Shahabuddin Delawar, acting minister of Mines and Petroleum.
The former president Hamid Karzai left the country on Saturday for the first time in more than fifteen months at the same time as the delegation of the current government officials.
"The reason for his staying in Dubai is that he will receive a German visa there ... and if any of the Afghans want to visit him in Dubai, this will not be a problem,” said Shahzada Massoud, a close person to Karzai.
"These are planned trips where both former and current politicians travel at the same time and meet there for one or two days. these meetings are good for the future of Afghanistan,” said Islamullah Muslim, a political expert.
Some Indian media have reported that the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, will go to Abu Dhabi after India and talk with Afghan officials.
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