Kabul – Taliban foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi has said that Amir Khan Muttaqi had met with Bertrand Lortholary, head of Asia and Oceania, and Damien, head of the French Foreign Ministry’s South Asia Department, in Oslo.
Today (Tuesday, January 25), the Taliban foreign ministry spokesman said in a tweet that the country would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, quoting the head of the French Foreign Ministry’s Asian Department.
“We have a historic relationship with Afghanistan and this year will be the 100th anniversary of our diplomatic relations,” the heads of the Asia-Pacific and South Asia departments of the French Foreign Ministry told Amir Khan Muttaqi.
Moreover, the French Foreign Ministry officials have told the Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi that they want to interact with the Taliban.
According to Balkhi, the acting foreign minister of the Taliban emphasized the positive relations with France during the meeting and asked for its help in the field of health and education.
Meanwhile, this is the first meeting between a senior Taliban official and French officials since the fall of Afghanistan.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily