Qatar, a Middle Eastern country that has played a significant role in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power on August 15, dispatched a delegation to Kabul on Sunday.
It is thought to be the highest-level diplomatic group to visit Kabul since the Taliban established their interim government.
Suhail Shaheen, a political spokesman for the Taliban, tweeted about the high-level delegation on Sunday.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdur Rahman Al-thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, and Sheikh Mohammad bin Ahmad Al-Mosnad, Adviser to the Emir of the State of Qatar, and their delegation met Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, at the Arg Palace today. Suhail Shaheen expressed his thoughts.
Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, Sheikh Abdul Hakim Haqani, Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqi, Maulavi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, Minister of Defense, Sirajuddin Haqani, Acting Ministers of Interior, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Minister of Information and Culture, Mullah Mohammad Fazel Akhund, Deputy Defence Minister,Abdul Haq Wasiq, Chief of Intelligence Dept, Annas Haqani and other dignitaries attended the meeting, according to Suhail Shaheen.
The focus of the meeting was on bilateral relations, humanitarian help, economic development, and global interaction.
The leadership of the Islamic Emirate praised Qatar’s government for assisting the Afghan people at this difficult period, emphasising that the Doha Agreement was a historic achievement that should be followed by all parties.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister congratulated the IEA leadership and the Afghan people on their victory, emphasising the importance of strengthening bilateral ties and garnering more international humanitarian aid.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdur Rahman Al-thani, Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, was in Afghanistan for the first time since the Taliban took control on August 15.
On Sunday, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to discuss Afghanistan’s present circumstances.
Since 2013, the Taliban have had a political office in Doha, Qatar’s capital.
Qatar Airways was the first international airline to start flying out of Kabul International Airport last week, taking more than 250 foreign nationals, including US citizens, out of the country.
Qatar has also partnered with Turkey to provide technical support in reopening the airport, which was damaged by leaving US forces who left Afghanistan on August 30 after evacuating tens of thousands of Afghans fleeing the return of the Taliban.