Topics of talks that took place in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Saturday, included extremist groups, the evacuation of American citizens and humanitarian aid, according to what he reported. BBC.
The countries met the next day Afghanistan witnessed the deadliest attack after the US withdrawal – About 50 people were killed and 100 wounded during a suicide attack in a mosque in Kunduz city. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The news agency wrote that the Taliban indicated their tendency to open up to evacuation, but ruled out cooperation to keep extremist groups within Afghanistan’s borders. AP.
At the same time, Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen made it clear that the country was “capable of dealing with ISIS on its own” when asked if it would cooperate with the United States in dealing with the jihadist group.
A US State Department spokesman said on Friday What did the delegation want to get out of the meeting with the last Afghan government. Among other things, they wanted to use the opportunity to pressure the Afghan authorities to protect women’s rights, continue the evacuation, and open up to humanitarian aid.
The United States has made it clear that meeting with the Taliban is not synonymous with recognition of the group.
After the meetings on Saturday, Taliban-appointed foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaki said the two sides had agreed to maintain the terms of the Doha agreement signed in 2020.
The agreement includes the Taliban taking measures to prevent extremist groups from posing a security threat to the United States and its allies.
According to the Taliban’s foreign minister, the Islamist group wants to improve relations with the international community, but he nevertheless cautioned against interfering with the country’s internal bases.
Mottaki said the United States had promised to help the country deliver coronary artery vaccines and humanitarian aid.
The United States has not yet commented on the details of the talks.
The Biden administration has received much criticism for the slow pace of evacuations after the US withdrawal and the Taliban’s takeover.
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