Qatari international minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held talks with the Taliban-appointed prime minister on Sunday, a Taliban spokesman mentioned, within the highest degree international go to to Kabul for the reason that group seized the capital final month.
Qatar is taken into account one of many international locations with probably the most affect over the Taliban and performed a pivotal function within the large U.S.-led airlift of its personal residents, different Western nationals and Afghans who helped Western international locations.
The Qatari capital Doha was additionally the house of the Taliban’s political workplace which oversaw the negotiations with the United States that finally led to the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
Sheikh Mohammed met Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund and quite a lot of different senior ministers, a Taliban spokesman mentioned on Sunday.
”The assembly targeted on bilateral relations, humanitarian help, financial improvement and interplay with the world,” in keeping with a press release from Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen.
Sunday’s assembly within the presidential palace, first reported by Al Jazeera tv, was attended by quite a lot of different Afghan ministers together with deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Defence Minister Yaqoob Mujahid, Interor Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasiq.
Shaheen mentioned the management of the Islamic Emirate, the time period used to explain the brand new order in place in Afghanistan, thanked the Qatar authorities for supporting the Afghan individuals.
It mentioned the Doha settlement, signed by the United States and the Taliban, was a ”landmark achievement, all sides ought to adhere to its implementation.”
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