Taliban Concludes 'Positive' Talks With U.S. Officials In Doha

Taliban Concludes 'Positive' Talks With U.S. Officials In Doha

Andrew H. Sweet

It was the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since the Taliban took over.

Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from Doha, said the Americans "aren't offering any details as the talks conclude," but the Afghan delegation has said the two-day talks were "positive."

"They hope it paves the way for recognition of the Afghan government – not only by the United States but the international community," Ghoneim said.

According to her, the Afghan delegation, led by the Afghan acting foreign minister, Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi, also came to Doha seeking financial assistance that comes with any sort of international recognition.

While the Taliban has signaled flexibility on American evacuations, it has said there would be no cooperation with the U.S. on containing armed groups in Afghanistan – an issue of interest for Washington.

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