The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghanistan protests Pakistan’s invitation to Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistan has expressed concerns to the UN Security Council about a planned visit by Taliban negotiators to Pakistan, asserting that the militant group’s members traveling to Islamabad are under UN sanctions and that Kabul should have been consulted prior to any such meeting.
Taliban negotiators on February 14 announced they will meet U.S. representatives in Pakistan on February 18 as part of ongoing peace talks and that they will also meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold “comprehensive discussions about Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.”
In a letter to the Security Council seen by RFE/RL’s Radio, the Afghan UN mission wrote that the Taliban-Pakistan “constitutes a violation of the national sovereignty of Afghanistan.”
“These engagements, which are taking place under the pretext of support for peace efforts in Afghanistan, are void of any degree of coordination and consultation with the government of Afghanistan,” it said.
The letter said that an invitation by Khan for a Taliban delegation to travel to Pakistan for talks “amounts 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 UN Security Council 1988 Committee’s Sanctions Regime.”
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.