Qatari PM and US National Security Advisor discuss humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, discussed the need for continued humanitarian support for Afghanistan in a phone call on Monday.

Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the two men discussed bilateral cooperation, issues of regional and international interests, and the latest developments in Afghanistan, among other things. 

On May 12, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani was reportedly the first foreign government official to hold talks with the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, in the southern Kandahar province, where the Taliban’s leadership is based.

Sources reported that the discussion included girls’ education, women’s work, and health assistance.

Qatar has played host to the Taliban’s political office in Doha, where the group held negotiations with the US over the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.