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German special envoy meets Mullah Baradar

AT News Report

KABUL: Germany’s special representative for Afghanistan has once against held talks with Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar, where they discussed issues related to Afghan war and ongoing talks with the US peace envoy.

Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, said Markus Potzel and Baradar discussed the Afghan conflict and ongoing talks with the US, Pajhwok Afghan News reported Sunday.

Both sides discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, various aspects of a peaceful resolution to the war and efforts by Germany in this regard.

Potzel assured Baradar of Germany’s positive role in peace and stressed the need for maintaining regular contacts with Taliban’s political office.

On May 16, the German special envoy met President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul and said his country would facilitate intra-Afghan dialogue on peace.

Indonesia and Uzbekistan, by the same token, have also expressed their willingness to host Afghan peace talks.

Earlier, Taliban’s political office head Mullah Baradar met Indonesian and Uzbekistan foreign ministers on the Afghan peace process in Qatar.

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