Qatari minister in Kabul in highest degree international go to since Taliban took energy

Qatari Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani attends talks with Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov (not seen) in Moscow, Russia Sept. 11, 2021. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV /Pool by way of REUTERS)

CAIRO — Qatari Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held talks with the Taliban-appointed prime minister on Sunday, a Taliban spokesman stated, within the highest degree international go to to Kabul because the 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 huge US-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 america that ultimately led to the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

Sheikh Mohammed met Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund and a lot of different senior ministers, a Taliban spokesman stated on Sunday.

“The assembly centered on bilateral relations, humanitarian help, financial growth and interplay with the world,” in accordance with an announcement from Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen.

Sunday’s assembly within the presidential palace, first reported by Al Jazeera tv, was attended by a lot of different Afghan ministers together with Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, Overseas Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Defence Minister Yaqoob Mujahid, Inside Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, and intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasiq.

Shaheen stated 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 folks.

It stated the Doha settlement, signed by america and the Taliban, was a “landmark achievement, all sides ought to adhere to its implementation.”


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