Qatari officials meet with Taliban in Doha

Qatar's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, met with an Afghan delegation led by interim Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Doha.

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Over the weekend, Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, met with the interim Taliban-led Afghan government in Doha, during which all parties emphasized the need for humanitarian aid and human rights in Afghanistan.

According to the Qatari foreign ministry, the parties “reviewed cooperation relations between the two countries and issues related to combating terrorism, promoting human rights, and humanitarian aid.”

Qatar’s foreign minister also emphasized the need of providing uninterrupted access to education for all segments of Afghan society, particularly girls.

On Friday, a Qatari delegation led by Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister for Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution Mutlaq Al Qahtani met with members of the interim Afghan administration.

“The delegations discussed topics related to counterterrorism, enhancing human rights and humanitarian aid. The two sides stressed on the importance of having humanitarian aid reach its beneficiaries, especially with the winter season approaching,” Qatar’s foreign ministry said.

The Qatari delegation also renewed its “commitment to continuing work with all Afghan parties and international partners to enhance stability in Afghanistan.”

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