Afghanistan’s delegation led by Deputy PM Abul Salaam Hanafi met with special representatives of Iran and India to Afghanistan in the sideline of Moscow Format.

Deputy Minister of information and culture and spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid on his Twitter posts said that the Afghan delegation made different pledges with the countries’ delegations.

Afghan and Iranian delegations discussed bilateral relations and promised to utilize regional economic opportunities.

“Both sides promised to gather a bilateral gathering on electricity, Water, and bilateral trades ties in near future.” Said Mujahid in a twitter post.

In the meantime, the Afghan delegation has also met with India’s special representative to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran JP Singh.

Zabiullah Mujahid said that the Indian and Afghan sides promised to take into account each other’s concerns and will build diplomatic and economic relations.

“The Indian side in their meeting with Abdul Salaam Hanafi promised to provide Afghan people with humanitarian aids.” Reads a twitter post of Mujahid.

The Taliban are seem to be focusing on economic relations with regional countries as the country is feared to plunge into a humanitarian crisis if economic woes are not addressed.


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