The Taliban group has confirmed that the deputy leader of the group Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has met with Markus Potzel, Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
According to a statement released by Taliban, the meeting between Mullah Baradar and the German delegation led by Mr. Potzel was organized in Doha on Saturday.
“Both sides discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, various aspects of a peaceful resolution to the Afghan issue and efforts of Germany in this regard,” the statement added.
The statement also added that Mr. Potzel has assured of Germany’s positive role in Afghan peace process while stressing on the need for maintaining regular contract with the political leaders of Taliban.
This comes as efforts are underway to find a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi had also met with Mullah Baradar in Doha earlier this month.