The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution, Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani, had discussions with the Islamic Emirate officials regarding politics, the economy, girls' education, and women’s employment in Afghanistan.
The Ministry said in a statement that Qatar's efforts to reach a comprehensive political consensus that will ensure security and stability in Afghanistan continue.
“During the meeting, they discussed the most important developments in Afghanistan, especially politics, the economy, and education. HE Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution reiterated Qatar’s position supporting all segments of the Afghan people to obtain all their rights, particularly the right to education, especially for girls, and respect for women’s right to work, stressing the continuation of Qatar’s endeavor to support and facilitate efforts to reach a comprehensive political consensus that achieve security and stability in Afghanistan,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Emirate said that during the meeting with the Qatari delegation, they discussed political and humanitarian cooperation and improving relations.
“The meeting focused on topics of mutual interest with detailed discussions about political cooperation, strengthening relations and the role of Qatar charity in humanitarian operations. Both sides stressed that existing opportunities should be managed and utilized well,” said Abdul Qahar Balkhi, foreign ministry spokesman.
Some political analysts consider the role of Qatar as important in resolving the Afghanistan issues.
"The talks between the officials of the Islamic Emirate and the envoy of Qatar will address the issues of Afghanistan and the promises made by the Taliban will definitely be fulfilled,” said Aziz Marij, a political analyst.
"Qatar has been quite hospitable to the Taliban for a long time, and whatever is on the level of acceptance will be easily accepted by the Taliban from Qatar's side,” said Shir Hassan Hassan, another political analyst.