Foreign Minister of Qatar holds talks with Prime Minister of Afghanistan

Qatar's Foreign Minister holds talks with the Prime Minister of Afghanistan - Photo 1.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani – Photo: REUTERS

Qatar’s foreign ministry said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for “national reconciliation” when he met Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hasan Akhund.

Sheikh Mohammed and the new Prime Minister Akhund also discussed “coordinated efforts to combat terrorist organizations that threaten the stability of Afghanistan”, and ways to enhance peace and safe movement of people. people.

Besides the prime minister, Qatar’s foreign minister also met several other senior Taliban government ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Defense Minister Yaqoob Mujahid, Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasiq.

“The meeting focused on bilateral relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and interaction with the world,” a Taliban spokesman said.

The Taliban added that the leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the way the Taliban used to call the new order in Afghanistan) thanked the Qatari government for supporting the Afghan people.

The Taliban also said that the Doha Agreement signed by the US and the Taliban was “a landmark achievement that all parties should adhere to”.

Qatar’s foreign minister also met with Abdullah Abdullah, a senior official in the former Afghan government, and former Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

According to Reuters news agency, Qatar is considered one of the most influential countries for the Taliban and has played a pivotal role in the massive US airlift out of Afghanistan.

Qatar’s capital, Doha, is also home to the Taliban’s political office, which oversaw the final negotiations with the United States that led to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

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