Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has arrived in Kabul after the formation of the Taliban government in Afghanistan. With this, he has become the first foreign leader to have made an official visit to the Islamic Emirate. It is being told that during this time he has met the Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund. Photos of this meeting have also surfaced, showing Haqqani network number two Anas Haqqani.
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Sources have claimed that in this meeting, the Foreign Minister of Qatar discussed about humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. They discussed bilateral relations with the Taliban and the Doha Agreement. Several top Taliban leaders were present in this meeting.
Qatar’s biggest influence on Taliban
Qatar is believed to have the most influence on the Taliban. The same country allowed the Taliban to set up a political office in Doha to negotiate with the international community. The Taliban had signed a peace deal with the US in 2018 from the Doha office itself. Apart from this, the Taliban held meetings with countries around the world at this place. It is claimed that funds to run the Taliban’s political office are also released by the Qatari government.
Anas Haqqani present in the meeting
Qatar played a big role in the airlift from Kabul
Qatar also played a key role in the evacuation of people from Kabul when US forces left Afghanistan. After taking off from Kabul, many evacuation flights from Europe and America used to halt in Qatar itself. Here, after screening people, catering, taking fuel for the aircraft, the onward journey resumed. Qatar had also evacuated citizens of many countries from Afghanistan with the help of its airlines. There was also a significant number of Indian people in this.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister with Afghan PM Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund