On Thursday, Turkey and Qatar reportedly reached an agreement with the Taliban-led Afghan interim government on several key issues, including how to administer and operate Kabul airport.
The statement issued by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry regarding the agreement said, “The delegations of the Republic of Turkey, the State of Qatar, and the Afghan caretaker government concluded a tripartite meeting on the management and operation of Kabul International Airport on Thursday in Doha.”
All sides also came to an agreement on a number of major issues concerning the management and operation of the airport, the ministry statement added.
According to the ministry statement, the meeting in Doha is a continuation of prior conversations, the latest round of which took place in Kabul last week. It was also reported that the final round of talks would be held next week.
In December 2021, it was reported that Turkey and Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding indicating that companies from both countries would jointly operate five airports in Afghanistan, including Kabul International Airport.