Qatar Foreign Minister Meets Taliban Officials

8 Subh, Kabul: During his visit to Afghanistan and meeting with the leaders of the caretaker Taliban cabinet, the Qatari foreign minister spoke about the country’s efforts to attract international aid to Afghanistan.

Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani arrived in Kabul on Sunday (September 13th) at the head of a high-level delegation.

During the visit, the Qatari Foreign Minister met the Prime Minister of the Taliban-led government at the Presidential Palace.

Suhail Shahin, a prominent Taliban member, tweeted that they had discussed bilateral relations with Afghanistan and humanitarian aid to the country.

He has also added that the meeting was attended by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, their caretaker Prime Minister, and a number of other Taliban officials.

This is the first time since the formation of the new government that the Taliban caretaker Prime Minister has appeared in an official meeting.

Qatar’s foreign minister has reportedly spoken about the need to strengthen bilateral relations between Qatar and Afghanistan, as well as to attract more international aid.

Qatar’s high-level officials also met former President Hamid Karzai and Chairman of the Supreme National Reconciliation Council, Abdullah Abdullah. Qatar has reportedly insisted in the meetings that it works to stabilize Afghanistan without interfering in the country’s internal affairs.

This is the second foreign delegation since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Earlier, ISI Director General Faiz Hamid had arrived in Kabul to meet Taliban officials.