Qatar’s Emir discusses Afghanistan with US Secretaries of State, Defence

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DOHA, Sept 7 — The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with the visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, about Afghanistan after the seizure of power in the country by the Taliban, the Emir’s office said in a statement.

“They discussed the development of events in Afghanistan and the efforts being made to enhance security and stability in the country,” Sputnik reported, quoting the office as saying.

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It said the US secretaries of state and defense conveyed to the Emir of Qatar the gratitude and appreciation of the US President for Qatar’s efforts in supporting the peace process in Afghanistan and its key role in the evacuation of US citizens, troops of allied countries, and Afghans from the country, as well as for the peace talks in Doha between the Taliban and the United States, and Qatar’s diplomatic role in maintaining peace in the region.

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