US officials will hold meetings with senior Taliban officials on Saturday and Sunday, aimed at facilitating the evacuation of foreign nationals and threatened Afghans from Afghanistan. In addition, there can be talk about controlling extremist groups in Afghanistan. Officials from both sides gave this information. This is the first such meeting since the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in August.
The talks will be held in Doha, Qatar. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press from Doha on Saturday that the talks will also discuss the peace deal the Taliban signed with Washington in 2020. This agreement has resulted in the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Shaheen said, ‘Yes, the meeting is going to happen. It is about bilateral relations and implementation of the Doha Agreement. Another official said that the topic of terrorism will also be included in the talks.
Islamic State intensifies attacks
Islamic State militants have intensified attacks against the group, ethnic and religious minorities, since the Taliban came to power. A US official said on Friday that talks in Doha, Qatar, will focus on a commitment from Afghan Taliban leaders to allow the American people, foreign nationals and Afghan allies who have been supportive of the US government and military to leave Afghanistan. Allow.
The number of people fired is not increasing
The Biden administration is facing questions about the slow pace of US evacuations after the last remaining US forces and diplomats left Afghanistan in late August. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that 105 American citizens and 95 green card holders have been evacuated from Afghanistan by the US since then. A week has passed since this point but the number of people evacuated remains the same.