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Afghanistan: Meeting with the Taliban “open and professional” according to the United States

The Taliban also rated the talks as positive. An Afghan Foreign Ministry statement published on Monday said the dialogue between two delegations from the United States and the Taliban “goed well”.

At the weekend’s talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, the Islamists’ delegation said humanitarian aid should not be linked to political issues. According to the Taliban statement, US officials pledged to provide humanitarian aid to Afghans and support other humanitarian organizations to provide relief. The Taliban welcomed this and said they wanted to work with aid organizations to provide assistance in a transparent manner.

“Good opportunity to connect”

The statement said that the “open” round of talks was a good opportunity for understanding and it was agreed to hold such talks in the future if necessary. Efforts should be made to restore diplomatic relations to a better state. The announcement did not provide any information on other specific topics for discussion.

The US stated that the US delegation focused on issues of security and terrorism, the safe exit of US citizens and other foreign and Afghan nationals, and observance of human rights during the Doha talks. The US State Department also stated that the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society was addressed. However, the US side reiterated that the Taliban will be judged based on their actions, not just their words. According to the ministry, the two sides also discussed providing comprehensive humanitarian aid.

After the withdrawal of the international NATO forces, the Taliban occupied large parts of the country. On August 15, they entered the capital Kabul without a fight and have ruled ever since. Your government is facing many problems. A serious humanitarian crisis looms, and the United Nations sees the economy on the verge of collapse. The drought in the country and the upcoming harsh winter with high fuel prices have exacerbated the situation.

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