British PM’s envoy meets Taliban in Afghanistan

28

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s particular envoy met Taliban leaders in Afghanistan to debate the humanitarian disaster and methods to forestall the nation from turning into an incubator for militants.

Simon Gass, Johnson’s excessive consultant for Afghanistan, met Taliban leaders together with Amir Khan Muttaqi, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Foreign Office stated.

They “discussed how the UK could help Afghanistan to address the humanitarian crisis, the importance of preventing the country from becoming an incubator for terrorism, and the need for continued safe passage for those who want to leave the country,” the Foreign Office stated.

“They also raised the treatment of minorities and the rights of women and girls.”

Gass was accompanied by Chargé d’Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan in Doha.

Reporting by William James and Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kate Holton

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's deputy leader and negotiator, and other delegation members attend the Afghan peace conference in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo/File Photo

Taliban acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi speaks during a news conference in Kabul Afghanistan September 14, 2021. Picture taken September 14, 2021.REUTERS/Stringer

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's deputy leader and negotiator, and other delegation members attend the Afghan peace conference in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo/File Photo