A statement issued by the Afghan Taliban stated a delegation was scheduled to arrive in Islamabad but most of the members of its negotiating team are unable to travel because they are subject to U.S. and United Nations sanctions, according to a foreign news agency.
"Similarly, by the formal invitation of the government of Pakistan, another meeting is scheduled to take place between the negotiation teams of Islamic Emirates and United States on 18th of February in Islamabad, where the negotiation team of Islamic Emirates will also meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold comprehensive discussions about Pak-Afghan relations and issues pertaining to Afghan refugees and Afghan businessmen", it added.
The group rejected the reports which say the talks were postponed by the Taliban, Tolo added.
He said the Taliban could not be blamed for the delay in the meeting because they were full prepared.
Now the next round of talks between rebel and United States will be held on February 25 in Doha as panned earlier.Читайте также: Carter back to Racing 92
A letter submitted to the U.N. on Friday by Nazifullah Salarzai, Afghanistan's deputy representative to the body, said the Taliban's trip to Pakistan - and particularly the meeting with Khan - would amount to "the official recognition and legitimization of an armed group that poses a serious threat to the security and stability of Afghanistan and whose members are sanctioned by provisions of the U.N. Security Council".
Afghan Taliban and United States representatives meeting in Islamabad has been delayed as some of the Taliban's delegation members were unable to travel to Islamabad due to travel restrictions.
This came after reports said that the Taliban would hold talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Earlier, Taliban officials and US negotiators agreed on a draft peace pact on January 26 setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the longest war the USA has ever been involved in.
Led by Taliban's chief negotiator Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, ten senior officials from the group travelled to Moscow for talks with Afghan politicians.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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