Karen Decker, the Chargé d'Affaires of the US Mission to Afghanistan, said on X that she met with the “Taliban delegation” in Doha and held technical talks on “counter-narcotics, an area of mutual concern in support of the Afghan people, and discussed eradication, interdiction, addiction treatment, and alternative livelihoods.”
The Chargé d'Affaires of the US Mission to Afghanistan added that “narcotics have long been a humanitarian and economic catastrophe for the Afghan people and the world.”
Meanwhile, the head of the Islamic Emirate’s Political Office in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, said that he and an anti-narcotic team from Kabul held “constructive separate meetings with Mr. Robert C Dickson, UK charge d'Affaires to Afghanistan, and UNODC representative as well as US technical team in Doha.”
The Kabul delegation was comprised of Janan Azizi, the Islamic Emirate's anti-narcotics deputy, and Abdul Rahman Qasimi, assistant to the deputy minister of the Interior for anti-narcotic affairs, and Mirwais Qaderi from the office of the Security and Borders Affairs deputy of Islami Emirate’s foreign ministry, according to Shaheen.
"Our team presented facts and figures about the unprecedented progress made,” by the Islamic Emirate “in its efforts against poppy cultivation, drug trafficking and treatment of addicts.”
He also said that the Islamic Emirate welcomes a UN monitoring team and others from the international community to visit areas in Afghanistan where poppy cultivation has been eradicated.
“However, there is dire need for alternative projects of livelihood for farmers in Afghanistan whose poppy fields have been cleared,” Shaheen added.