Rangin Spanta, the national security adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and an architect of peace-building efforts, said an Afghan delegation had met Mullah Baradar in Pakistan two months ago.
“We have met Mullah Baradar,” Spanta told Reuters in Kabul. “Our delegation has spoken to him to know his view on peace talks.”
Baradar has been in detention since he was captured in the Pakistani city of Karachi in 2010.
Rehman Malik, Pakistan’s interior minister, also confirmed to Reuters that Pakistan had granted Afghan officials access to Baradar.
“They had access at the required and appropriate level,” Malik said.
“We are fully cooperating with Afghanistan and whatever they are asking for the peace process, for developing peace in Afghanistan. We are giving every kind of help.”