The United States and The Taliban will keep. From saturday His first conversation Personally, since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the State Department reported on Friday.
US delegation The meeting will take place in the Qatari capital on Saturday and Sunday A spokesman for Doha, along with senior Taliban representatives, said. State Department
America is left. In contact with the Taliban since they took over Kabul in August when US troops were withdrawing, but then the meeting will be face to face.
We will put pressure on the Taliban to respect the rights of all Afghans, including women and girls, and to form a comprehensive government with broad support.
As Afghanistan faces a severe economic downturn and a potential humanitarian crisis, we will also put pressure on the Taliban to allow humanitarian agencies access to free territory.
The State Department stressed that the meeting did not indicate that the United States was recognizing Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
We are clear that any legitimacy must be achieved through the Taliban’s own actions.
The US delegation will also insist that US citizens and Afghan allies involved in the 20-year military operation be allowed to leave the country, a key priority for President Joe Biden.
The United States claims that the Taliban are cooperating with American citizens to get out. About 100 are still there, most of them Americans with roots in Afghanistan who are reluctant to leave.
Anyway, The United States acknowledges that this cannot happen. For the majority of Afghan allies who wanted to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Kabul before the evacuation.
The spokesman did not say who would represent the two parties. Senior US officials, including Central Command chief General Frank McKenzie, met with the Taliban in Kabul in August when US troops seized the airport to save it.