A delegation of Taliban representatives arrived in Kabul for the first time since 2001 to follow up on the release of prisoners.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson, said the delegation consists of three representatives who arrived in Kabul on Tuesday.

Mujahid further added that the delegation will follow the release of the prisoners and take necessary steps in this regard.

The Office of the National Security Council had earlier confirmed that the Afghan government will host the Taliban delegation in Bagram prison to discuss the release of prisoners.

This comes as efforts are underway to release at least 5,000 Taliban prisoners from the Afghan jails following the signing of peace deal between the United States and Taliban.

The release of the prisoners is expected to pave the way for the launch of intra-Afghan peace negotiations aimed at finding a negotiated political settlement to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan.

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