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Qatar’s foreign minister visits Islamic Emirate’s premier in Kabul

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(Last Updated On: September 13, 2021)

Qatar’s foreign minister held talks with the prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on Sunday, in the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the Islamic Emirate took control last month.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called on the country’s new rulers to “involve all Afghan parties in national reconciliation” when he met Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hasan Akhund, Qatar’s foreign ministry said.

Qatar is considered one of the countries with the most influence over the Islamic Emirate and played a pivotal role in the massive U.S.-led airlift of its own citizens, other Western nationals and Afghans who helped Western countries.

The Qatari capital Doha also hosted the Islamic Emirate’s political office, which oversaw the negotiations with the United States that eventually led to the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

Sheikh Mohammed and new premier Akhund also discussed “concerted efforts to combat terrorist organizations that threaten the stability of Afghanistan”, ways to enhance peace in the country and the safe passage of people, according to the Qatar ministry.

Sheikh Mohammed met the prime minister and a number of other senior ministers, Mohammad Naeem a spokesman of the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said.

The Afghan government said the leadership of the Islamic Emirate thanked the Qatar government for supporting the Afghan people.

“The leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan stressed in the meeting that the Doha Agreement is a historic achievement of Afghanistan and all parties must remain committed to the agreement,” Naeem said.

“The meeting focused on bilateral relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and interaction with the world,” Naeem added.

Sunday’s meeting in the ARG was attended by a number of other Afghan ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, acting foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting defence Minister Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasiq.

According to acting foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Islamic Emirate thanked Qatar for its cooperation in resuming operations at Kabul Airport.

According to the report Qatar’s Sheikh Mohammed also met Abdullah Abdullah, a senior official in the previous Afghan government, and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the foreign ministry said.

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Khalilzad: Afghanistan is facing ‘great challenges ahead’

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Zalmay Khalilzad said a day after his resignation as the US State Department’s special envoy for the Afghan reconciliation process that the country was facing major challenges

“US forces are out and the war for the United States is over, but this is not the final chapter,” he said in a series of tweets.

Khalilzad also said he remained committed to peace in Afghanistan and the region.

“I am committed to the possibility of peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in the wider region. This is what Afghans have yearned for more than 40 years. The United States stands with them,” Khalilzad added.

The Afghan-American diplomat said in the tweets that the United States, the international community and Afghan leaders would stay in touch and he welcomed Thomas West’s appointment as his successor.

He also thanked the US State Department, Defense and intelligence officials “who joined me on this mission “.

Khalilzad’s resignation came two months after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) took control of Kabul.

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IEA delegation arrives in Moscow for major talks on Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

An Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi has arrived in Moscow for a key meeting in Afghanistan’s future.

The Russian embassy in Kabul said a major international meeting will be held Wednesday to focus on the situation in Afghanistan.

“Members of the Moscow format, including Afghanistan, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Central Asian countries and others, have been invited to attend the meeting,” the embassy said in a statement.

The statement added that the meeting, in which the conditions, including domestic politics, necessary to ensure the reconstruction of the country after the disputes in a broad sense will be discussed.

Eleven nations in total are expected to participate.

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Grenade thrown at security forces in Kabul city

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Interior Ministry Spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti confirmed that an explosion took place in PD3 in Kabul on Wednesday morning, adding that a grenade was hurled at security forces in the Dehmazang area.

He said two people were wounded in the explosion and that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

However eyewitnesses claim four people were wounded in the incident.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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