KABUL – Taliban’s foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi visited Iran for the first time on Saturday to discuss Afghan refugees and a growing economic crisis.

“The visit aims at discussions on political, economic, transit and refugee issues between Afghanistan and Iran,” the Taliban foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Twitter.

He also shared the pictures of Afghan delegation arriving in Iran.

Iran, which has so far not recognised the new government that was formed on August 15 last year following the US pullout, shares a 900-kilometre (550-mile) border with Afghanistan.

It already hosts millions of Afghans and fearing a new influx from the neighbouring country that now faces a hunger crisis.

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