Nov 9, 2021: Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mottaki would arrive in Pakistan on November 10 on his first visit since taking office.
In a statement, the ministry spokesman said that during the visit, issues related to the economic crisis in Afghanistan and visa facilitation would be discussed with Pakistani officials.
Earlier, Pakistan extended a special invitation to Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mottaki to attend the Troika Plus Summit. The Troika Plus meeting is scheduled for November 11 in Islamabad.
The Troika Plus will be attended by Afghanistan Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, Special Representative of the State Department and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan, Russia’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov and China’s for Afghanistan Special Envoy Yu Xiaong.
Pakistan has not yet recognized the caretaker setup in Afghanistan. However, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the media after his visit to Kabul that he had invited Muttaqi who accepted his invitation.
China, Russia, Pakistan and the United States need to play a major role in bringing peace to Afghanistan.
These countries have long been active participants in the Afghan peace talks. The four key players set up a forum called Troika Plus to help restore peace in Afghanistan, build a regional consensus on the Afghan issue and help the war-torn country resolve its problems.
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