The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived has arrived in Kabul city earlier today in an unannounced visit.

Sources in the Afghan government have confirmed that Mr. Pompeo is in Kabul and will hold talks with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other government officials.

This is the first time Mr. Pompeo is visiting Kabul since assuming the charge of the State Department.

His visit to Kabul comes amid recent developments on political level, specifically regarding the growing efforts to resume peace talks with the Taliban group.

An international conference of the religious scholars will kick off in Saudi Arabia from Tuesday.

The Afghanistan High Peace Council officials are saying that religious scholars from 37 countries have said that they will participate in the conference.

High Peace Council spokesman Ehsanullah Taheri said the religious scholars from Pakistan will also take part in the conference.

Taheri further added that the conference will be organized with the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

He said the participants of the conference will review the ongoing war in Afghanistan from the perspectives of Islam and Sharia.


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