US State Department officials meet with Taliban in Qatar
Direct negotiations between US officials and the Taliban terrorist organization, which usurped power in Afghanistan, took place in Qatar.
"This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of US vital national interest," a U.S. State of Department official told.
The main topic of discussion was US humanitarian aid for Afghans. The Afghan acting foreign minister, Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi, was the leader of the Afghan side, who urged the United States to cooperate.
"We have told them time and again that a weak and an instable government in Afghanistan is not in the interest of no one," he said, according to CNN.
It is worth recalling that the United States left military equipment and weapons worth 85 billion dollars during the emergency evacuation from Afghanistan.
In addition to humanitarian aid, the Taliban have requested the lifting of sanctions and the unfreezing of multibillion-dollar assets of Afghans.
At the moment, local clashes between various terrorist organizations of the Islamic State and the Taliban are unleashing throughout Afghanistan.
As a result, neither the American side nor the Taliban confirmed that at least one agreement was concluded between them.
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