He is expected to meet top officials of the Indian government during his visit

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s top negotiator for the Intra-Afghan talks, is to visit India for four days from October 6. He, as the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, represents the government in talks with the Taliban, which started last month in Qatar.

This will be the Afghan diplomat’s first visit to India as chairman of the body, said a report by DNA. He is expected to meet top officials of the Indian government, said the report. Abdullah had met the Joint Secretary, PAI (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division) Ministry of External Affairs JP Singh on the sidelines of the Intra-Afghan ceremony on September 12 in Doha.

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who attended the ceremony virtually, had underlined that interests of minorities, women and vulnerable sections of the society must be preserved and the issue of violence across the country and its neighborhood has to be effectively addressed.

According to the report, India continues to engage the leadership of Afghanistan to ensure that its interests and stakes are protected.

Read the full report in DNA