Raisi’s Government Invited Taliban’s Representative to Islamic Revolution’s Anniversary

Tuesday, 02/13/2024

Iranian news agencies have reported that the Taliban representative at the Afghan embassy in Tehran attended the 45th anniversary celebration of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, joining numerous other foreign guests.

Alongside fellow guests, he received a warm welcome from the Iranian president and foreign minister.

The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has released images from last week's event, showing Fazl Mohammad Haqqani, the Taliban representative in Tehran, meeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Following the Taliban’s takeover of power, Iran was one of the first countries to maintain close political and economic interactions with the Taliban.

Although Iran has not recognised the Taliban regime yet, on February 28, 2023, it handed over the Afghan embassy in Tehran to the Taliban.

Previously, the Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates had invited Badruddin Haqqani, the Taliban's envoy to the Afghan Embassy in the UAE, to participate in the celebration of India's Republic Day.

Indian officials clarified that Haqqani's invitation was issued under the title of the "Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”.

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