Qatar Asks Taliban To Participate In Third Doha Meeting

Thursday, 05/23/2024

Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, Qatar's Minister of State at the Foreign Ministry, during his visit to Kabul, urged the Taliban to send their representative to the third meeting of special representatives in Doha.

During his meeting with Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Al-Khulaifi said that Qatar hopes that the third Doha meeting will come to a conclusion with the presence of the Taliban representative.

The press office of this Taliban official wrote in a statement on Thursday that Baradar met with him in his office.

The office of Mullah Baradar, quoting Al-Khulaifi, wrote that such meetings "will not yield results" without a Taliban representative.

According to Al-Khulaifi, Qatar has made its position clear to the United Nations on this matter.

The Taliban's Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs also stated that without the presence of a Taliban representative, the international conference on Afghanistan will not reach any conclusion. This Taliban official emphasised that the Taliban's position should be respected in such meetings.

The third Doha meeting is scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 1.

In the previous two Doha meetings on Afghanistan, hosted by the United Nations, a Taliban representative was not present. The United Nations hopes that a representative from the group will participate in the third meeting.

Meanwhile, the Taliban's Political Commission held a meeting on Thursday, chaired by Abdul Kabir, the Taliban's Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs, to discuss the upcoming Doha meeting.

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