The foreign ministry of Iran has announced that the country’s special representative to Afghanistan Hassan Kazim Qumi to visit the Afghan capital Kabul for talks with the Taliban.

Spokesperson of Iran’s foreign ministry Saeed Khatibzade in a statement said that Qumi has been settled in the foreign ministry and will soon visit Kabul.

Speaking about the recognition of the de-facto authorities in Kabul, Khatebzade said that Iran is not in spot where they can speak about the recognition and the legitimacy of the Taliban.

Khateebzade said that the international community is asking for an all-inclusive and responsible government in Afghanistan and added that Iran will never leave behind the Afghan people as the latter want Iran not to.

Iran’s special representative is visiting Kabul for talks with the Taliban after the country did not invite the Taliban to a foreign minister-level meeting in Tehran that was concentrated on Afghanistan.

Iran’s biggest concern is about the ISIS-K targeting Shite Muslims in Afghanistan but the Taliban have repeatedly assured regional countries including Iran not to worry as ISIS-K is a group with no physical existence and added that the terror group cannot pose threat.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.