Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Qatari PM Hold Talks With The Leader Of The Taliban In Afghanistan

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada [File: Reuters]  

Reuters: Qatar prime minister, Taliban chief hold secret Afghan talks -source 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Qatari prime minister held secret talks with the supreme leader of the Taliban this month on resolving tension with the international community, a source briefed on the meeting said, signaling a new willingness by Afghanistan's rulers to discuss ways to end their isolation. 

The May 12 meeting in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar between Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Haibatullah Akhunzada is the first the reclusive Taliban chief is known to have held with a foreign leader. 

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration was briefed on the talks and is "coordinating on all issues discussed" by the pair, including furthering dialogue with the Taliban, said the source. 

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said other issues Sheikh Mohammed raised with Haibatullah included the need to end a Taliban bans on girls' education and women's employment.  

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Anonymous said...

now the countries that were said to be terrorist by the US, are making business partnerships with US allies... see how ironic hahahaha

Anonymous said...

How to end your isolation? Easy. Mass suicide. No longer isolated. See? Easy

Anonymous said...

well at least they are meeting in secret.