Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister in Kabul;  Talks with Afghan government |  Qatar’s foreign minister visits premier Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

September 13, 2021 by archyde

Doha: The first foreign envoy to visit Afghanistan since the Taliban captured Kabul. Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani arrived in Kabul on Sunday evening. He also met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Peace Committee Chairman Abdullah Abdullah and Taliban caretaker Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akund.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is the first foreign dignitary to arrive in Afghanistan since the US military left the country on August 31. He was received by senior Taliban leaders at Kabul airport. This was followed by a meeting with Hassan Akundu.

The talks were attended by foreign ministers, other top leaders in the interim cabinet, and Qatar’s ambassador to Afghanistan. It was only later that he met former President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah. During the meeting, the leaders assessed the current political situation in Afghanistan and Qatar’s ongoing assistance to the Afghan people. The Taliban and the Qatar News Agency released footage of the official visit. Qatar is currently a foreign country with close ties to the Taliban.

The Qatari foreign minister, who has long spearheaded peace efforts and diplomatic talks in Afghanistan, arrived in Kabul on Sunday on a state visit. He has recently visited Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Russia.

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