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Taliban hold international meeting to boost regional cooperation

Kabul, Jan 29 (EFE).- The Taliban government is hosting an international meeting on Monday in Kabul to promote cooperation with the countries of the region, the first of its kind since they seized power in Afghanistan.

“This is the first official international conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the official nameof Afghanistan),” foreign affairs ministry spokesperson Hafiz Zia Ahmad Takel told EFE.

“Special representatives and ambassadors of neighboring and regional countries,” are scheduled to attend this meeting, titled “Afghanistan Regional Cooperation Initiatives,” the ministry said in a message on social network X.

It is unclear which nations and representatives are participating in the meeting, which includes “comprehensive discussions on the development of regional cooperation between Afghanistan and regional countries,” according to a statement of the ministry of foreign affairs.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seeks to discuss ways aimed at regional interaction based on common interests, mutual respect, as well as opportunities for regional connectivity and transit,” the statement added.

This conference takes place a few weeks before the Doha conference on the situation in Afghanistan, chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Envoys of the countries to Afghanistan, Afghan civil rights activists, representatives of women, and the Taliban government are scheduled to attend this meeting. EFE

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