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Qatar to Act as 'Bridge' Between Taliban and World

Following the arrival of Qatar's foreign minister in Kabul on Sunday, Taliban officials said on Monday that Qatar is committed to tightening Taliban relations with other countries across the world.

Officials added that Qatar will act as a “bridge“ between the Taliban and the international community.

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani arrived in Kabul and met with Taliban leadership including the prime minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund.

Saaed Khosti, a member of the Taliban's Cultural Commission, said: “ Bilateral relations were discussed. Qatar will act as a bridge with our foreign relations.”

In separate meetings, Al-Thani met with former president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation.

Abdullah wrote on his Twitter page that forming an inclusive government in Afghanistan was the main topic discussed between the sides.

Meanwhile, some sources said that Al-Thani came to Kabul to discuss three main points with the Taliban leadership: Kabul's relations with foreign countries, not letting anyone use Afghanistan’s territory against other nations, and allowing politicians to take part in the government.

Mirwais Yasini, a former member of Parliament, said: “ We should not expect so much because Taliban achieved power by military movement, but it would be good for all Afghans to be included in the government.”

Humayoon Jarir, a member of Hizb-e-Islami, said: “The points discussed were that Afghanistan would not become center for armed groups, and also ways for foreign citizens who are stuck in Afghanistan to leave for their countries.”

The Taliban has not yet given many details on the arrival of Qatar’s high-ranking official in Kabul.

Foreign Minister Al-Thani visited Kabul on Sunday for the first time since the Taliban’s takeover and he met with Taliban government leaders and Afghan politicians.

Qatar to Act as 'Bridge' Between Taliban and World

Officials added that Qatar will act as a “bridge“ between the Taliban and the international community.

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Following the arrival of Qatar's foreign minister in Kabul on Sunday, Taliban officials said on Monday that Qatar is committed to tightening Taliban relations with other countries across the world.

Officials added that Qatar will act as a “bridge“ between the Taliban and the international community.

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani arrived in Kabul and met with Taliban leadership including the prime minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund.

Saaed Khosti, a member of the Taliban's Cultural Commission, said: “ Bilateral relations were discussed. Qatar will act as a bridge with our foreign relations.”

In separate meetings, Al-Thani met with former president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation.

Abdullah wrote on his Twitter page that forming an inclusive government in Afghanistan was the main topic discussed between the sides.

Meanwhile, some sources said that Al-Thani came to Kabul to discuss three main points with the Taliban leadership: Kabul's relations with foreign countries, not letting anyone use Afghanistan’s territory against other nations, and allowing politicians to take part in the government.

Mirwais Yasini, a former member of Parliament, said: “ We should not expect so much because Taliban achieved power by military movement, but it would be good for all Afghans to be included in the government.”

Humayoon Jarir, a member of Hizb-e-Islami, said: “The points discussed were that Afghanistan would not become center for armed groups, and also ways for foreign citizens who are stuck in Afghanistan to leave for their countries.”

The Taliban has not yet given many details on the arrival of Qatar’s high-ranking official in Kabul.

Foreign Minister Al-Thani visited Kabul on Sunday for the first time since the Taliban’s takeover and he met with Taliban government leaders and Afghan politicians.

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