ISTANBUL – Officials from Afghanistan, Qatar and the US held a meeting on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) that started on Friday.
Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani and Tom West, US special representative for Afghanistan.
In an official statement released by the Taliban, Muttaqi reiterated the Taliban’s call for “recognition of the new government and release of property as legitimate right of Afghans.” He also emphasized the Taliban government’s efforts to promote political relations and the economy.
The Taliban official said the situation in Afghanistan was “more conducive to positive and diplomatic engagement with the international community than ever before.”
The US envoy called the meeting “a win-win situation” and discussed Washington’s “future policy on Afghanistan.”
“We are trying to get Afghanistan’s economy back on its feet,” West was quoted as saying.
Muttaqi is heading Afghanistan’s delegation at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, which will engage in discussions and meet missions from various countries over the next two days.