Qatar FM in Kabul, meets Taliban leadership

Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Kabul: Visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met the Taliban leadership team and cabinet members, including acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, upon his arrival in Kabul.

Al-Thani, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, has visited Kabul several times since the Taliban takeover but this is his first trip after the Taliban announced their caretaker government, Khaama News reported.

The Foreign Minister and Akhund met in the Presidential Palace (ARG) on Sunday.

Akhund seated on the exact chair of former President Ashraf Ghani appeared for the first time since his appointment as head of the government.

The Taliban said both sides talked about bilateral relations and Qatar’s humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

The meeting focused on bilateral relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and interaction with the world, TOLO News quoted Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman of the Taliban, as saying.