Taliban spox:
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel

While the European Union said that it has not recognized the Taliban, the groups' spokesman, has announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been invited to visit Kabul.

Iran Press/ Asia: We want to have the best possible diplomatic relationship with Germany, says Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.

The Taliban wants Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Afghanistan, saying there is a ‘special place’ for her in the country.

In an interview published by German newspaper Bild on Monday, Zabiullah Mujahid said the group would “really welcome” Merkel in Afghanistan.

“We want to have a powerful and fully secured environment here in Afghanistan – which will be accepted by all the countries in the world, and in which the leaders of the world will believe in. They should come and visit our country, and there will certainly be a special place for Angela Merkel,” he said.

The Taliban spokesman's remarks came as the European Union has not recognized the Taliban.

The European Union has not recognized the Taliban, nor is it holding political talks with the militants, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday a week after they seized control of Afghanistan.


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