Ministry, Bank Delegates to Travel to Doha 3, US Special Envoys to Attend

Amir Khan Muttaqi confirmed this during a meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, and also both sides discussed the agenda of the third meeting.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Industry and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, the Central Bank of Afghanistan, and the head of the Islamic Emirate’s Qatar-based Political Office will participate in the third Doha meeting.

Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, confirmed this during a meeting with UNAMA head Roza Otunbayeva, and also both sides discussed the agenda of the third meeting.

The statement of the ministry said: “The two sides discussed and exchanged views on the agenda and other related issues, in addition to the participation of the Islamic Emirate delegation in the Doha meeting.”

“The meetings are influential but cannot fundamentally solve the issues,” said Baqir Saeer, a political analyst.

Meanwhile, the US State Department also announced the participation of its special representatives for Afghanistan in the third Doha meeting, highlighting that the interim government must take its commitments under the Doha Agreement seriously, especially regarding the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan.

Matthew Miller, spokesperson for the US State Department, speaking at a press briefing, said: “We will be participating in that conference because we take – we will continue, with the international community, to impress upon the Taliban that they need to take seriously their obligations under the Doha Agreement, and that includes with regards to the treatment of women and girls, which, of course, continues to be appalling.”

At the same time, Rina Amiri, United States Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, said that the cycle of conflict in this country will not stop until the issue of women and girls is included in the agenda of the Doha meeting.

Meanwhile, China’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Yue Xiaoyong, told an Iranian media outlet that the Doha meeting will be held informally and behind closed doors. The Chinese diplomat added that he hopes this meeting will not be as unsuccessful as the previous Doha meetings.

China’s special envoy for Afghanistan, said: “I don’t know how this meeting will be; but what I do know is that this meeting will be informal, behind closed doors, and it will not be in a way that people can fully discuss the issues.”

Ishaq Dar, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, said: “In the coming weeks, a conference will be held in Doha, and there will be a trilateral meeting hosted by Doha. We will be there, and Afghanistan will be there. In this meeting, we will discuss comprehensive issues including health, and the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ongoing in this regard. The issue of Afghanistan is a priority for us.”

Earlier, the United Nations emphasized that the third Doha meeting and the UN officials’ meeting with the interim government do not mean their recognition, and the Doha meeting is a process to compel the interim government to fulfill its commitments.

Ministry, Bank Delegates to Travel to Doha 3, US Special Envoys to Attend