US special envoys to hold talks with Taliban delegation in Doha

U.S. Special Envoys Thomas West and Rina Amiri have embarked on a five-day trip to Kazakhstan and Qatar to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban delegation and representatives from regional countries.

The US State Department said in a statement on Wednesday that the envoys will engage in talks with a Taliban delegation and technocrats from key government ministries.

In a statement on Wednesday, the US Department of State stated that the trip commences on July 26. During their visit to Doha, the US envoys will engage in crucial discussions with a Taliban delegation and technocratic professionals from key Afghanistan ministries.

In Astana, they will hold meetings with representatives from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan for a C5+1 special session on Afghanistan.

According to the statement, the focus of these discussions will revolve around priority issues, including humanitarian support for the people of Afghanistan, economic stabilization, ensuring fair and dignified treatment for all citizens of Afghanistan, particularly women and girls, addressing security concerns, and countering narcotics production and trafficking.

Meanwhile, Rina Amiri discussed women’s rights in Afghanistan with representatives from Albania, Bangladesh, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday.

She added that all agreed to continue working together to support the people of Afghanistan through diplomatic efforts and concrete support.