A former British soldier who used to be arrested via the Taliban has been flown out of Afghanistan with a visiting UK delegation, Sky Information understands.
Ben Slater, who runs a series of NGOs, used to be detained closing month whilst looking to assist masses of Afghans to depart the rustic.
A UK govt supply stated that he flew out of Kabul to Doha at the identical flight as Sir Simon Gass, the Top Minister’s Prime Consultant for Afghan Transition, and Chargé d’Affaires of the United Kingdom Challenge to Afghanistan in Doha, Dr Martin Longden.
An legit remark from the International, Commonwealth and Building Place of work one by one stated that Sir Simon and Dr Longden had travelled to Afghanistan to fulfill senior contributors of the Taliban, together with Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund and Mawlawi Abdul-Salam Hanafi.
They “mentioned how the United Kingdom may just assist Afghanistan to deal with the humanitarian disaster, the significance of stopping the rustic from changing into an incubator for terrorism, and the will for persisted secure passage for many who wish to depart the rustic”.
“In addition they raised the remedy of minorities and the rights of girls and women,” a central authority spokesperson stated.
“The federal government continues to do all it may to verify secure passage for many who want to depart, and is dedicated to supporting the folk of Afghanistan.”
The Taliban took regulate of Afghanistan after the western-backed govt fell in August.