Qatar: US, Afghan regimes hold first high-level meeting

Source: Daily Sabah [Turkish state media]

“Representatives from the Taliban and the U.S. delegations ended their first high-level meeting after the pullout in Doha, Qatar, Al-Jazeera reported Sunday. The meeting tackled bilateral relations between Kabul and Washington, the implementation of the Doha agreement, the humanitarian aid, and the Afghan frozen assets by the U.S., said Amir Khan Muttaqi, the foreign minister in the interim Taliban cabinet. ‘We clearly told them that trying to destabilize the government in Afghanistan is good for no one,’ Muttaqi told Afghan state news agency Bakhtar after the talks. A senior U.S. official said the meeting with the Taliban delegation did not raise the issue of recognition of the Taliban government.” (10/10/21)