Pakistan NSA Adviser Moeed Yusuf meets Taliban officials in Kabul

Moeed Yusuf, Pakistan's National Security Adviser, arrived in Kabul on Saturday and met with Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Taliban government's Acting Foreign Minister. The conference takes place amid tensions between the Taliban and Islamabad over the Durand Line, which sets the Afghan-Pakistan boundary.

"Our National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf is in Kabul with an interministerial team," the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan stated in a tweet on Saturday. In the tweet, Khan said, "Had a productive discussion with Acting Foreign Minister Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi to kick off the tour." According to the Taliban, the Durand Line "has separated one nation on both sides," which the Islamic organization "does not want."

Pakistan wants to fence the border to keep track of Pashtuns who live between the Durand Line and the Pakistani border. Previously, the Taliban military attempted to prevent the Pakistani military from establishing barbed-wire walls and outposts along the Durand Line in Nangahar Province. So far, no formal engagement has taken place on the topic, although Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that the problem will be resolved diplomatically with the Taliban.

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