Afghanistan, Qatar, and US Discuss Diplomatic Ties

Senior officials from Afghanistan, US and Qatar held a trilateral meeting in Turkey on Friday, where they discussed enormous issues regarding international engagement with Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Foreign Minister, Ameer Khan Muttaqi, US Chief Negotiator for Afghanistan Thomas West and Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani held a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Muttaqi, during the meeting, reiterated the Taliban’s call for “recognition of the new government and release of property as a legitimate right of Afghans,” the statement said.

“Other matters including economic development and the extension of political relations were also discussed,” the statement added.

Speaking to reporters in Turkey, Muttaqi said that “Islamic Emirate has fulfilled all conditions for recognition.”

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum was held on Friday where officials and envoys from around 200 countries, including Muttaqi participated. The Forum focused on Ukraine but Afghanistan was also on the agenda.  

Muttaqi is expected to meet with the diplomats and envoys of several countries in Afghanistan aimed at restoring diplomatic and economic ties.

Taliban toppled the western-backed Afghan government on 15 August, but the international community has yet to recognize them.


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