Over the weekend, a Taliban delegation led by Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the caretaker government, met with a US interagency delegation in Doha, Qatar.
“The Two-day dialogue between the delegations of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and the United States of America went well. Political issues were discussed in detail during the meeting and full implementation of the Doha agreement was considered by the Islamic Emirate as the best way for resolving problems,” the ministry said in a statement.
The US representatives, according to the statement, said that the United States will give humanitarian assistance to Afghans and will provide facilities for other humanitarian organizations to deliver aid.
“Humanitarian assistance should not be linked with political issues,” the statement noted.
The IEA has welcomed US assistance and it will cooperate with charitable groups in delivering humanitarian assistance, and will facilitate principled movement of foreign nationals, the statement said.
“Detailed discussions were held during the meeting about all relevant issues. And efforts should be exerted to restore diplomatic relations to a better state,” it said, adding “The meeting in which talks were candid was considered a good opportunity of understanding” and it was agreed that such meetings will continue to be held in the future if necessary.
The meeting marked the first in-person gathering between the United States and the Taliban since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August.