Afghan govt : Troika Plus likely to press Taliban on meeting its commitments to get recognition as Afghan govt

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Islamabad, Nov 11 : The top diplomats from Pakistan, Russia and the US are likely to pressurise the Taliban government during the Thursday’s Troika Plus meeting to fulfil its commitments made with the international community.

The Express Tribune quoted official sources as saying, “This will be the first time special envoys of the four countries meet Amir Khan Muttaqi together and remind him of the promises made by the Taliban government to meet the expectations of the international community.”

Afghan Interim Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi reached Pakistan on Wednesday for this three-day visit to hold talks on wide-range of issue including economic and transit and easing way to cross border between the two countries.

Since the coming of the Taliban government, the international community has set benchmarks for the group for the government to be recognised.

The benchmarks include inclusive government, protection of women and human rights and not allowing the terrorist organisations to use the Afghan soil for their use.

A Western diplomat, while speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Pakistani daily that the Taliban government has failed to fulfil the conditions so far.

The Troika Plus meeting will be inaugurated by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

This is the first full-fledged meeting of the Troika Plus since the collapse of civilian government in Afghanistan.

In October, Troika meeting was held in Moscow wherein delegation from Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan participated. The United States did not attend citing “logistics”.


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