Chairman of Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation leaves for Islamabad as peace talks stalled in Doha

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-28 14:52:53|Editor: huaxia

KABUL, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah left Kabul for Islamabad on Monday to exchange views on matters pertaining mutual interests including the ongoing peace process in the war-battered country, the state-run Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported here.

During the three-day official visit, Abdullah would meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, BNA added.

This is Abdullah's first visit to Pakistan in his capacity as the chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation.

The meeting is taking place amid deadlock in the intra-Afghan talks in Qatar capital Doha.

No tangible progress has seen in the intra-Afghan talks which begun on Sept. 12 in Doha at a ceremony attended by ranking officials and diplomats from several countries.

Afghan government delegation at the talks insists for permanent ceasefire in the intra-Afghan dialogue but the Taliban outfit has rejected any halt in fighting ahead of reaching consensus on the future system of the country. Enditem