The United States Government and the Taliban will maintain this weekend its first face-to-face meetings since the US withdrawal of Afghanistan, according to EFE a spokesman for the State Department.
The meetings will take place in Doha on Saturday and Sunday and in them they will participate "High Representatives" of the Taliban. Washington did not reveal who will represent Joe Biden's government in the meetings.
The spokesman announced that the "priority" of the United States in the meetings will be the exit of the few Americans and other foreigners who continue in Afghanistan, as well as that of Afghans with whom Washington has "a commitment".
Another priority will be that "the Taliban fulfill their commitment to not allow terrorists in Afghan soil to threaten the security of the United States or its allies."
"We will pressure the Taliban to respect the rights of all Afghans, including women and girls, and to form an inclusive government with broad support," the spokesman for the outdoor portfolio said.
The United States has maintained contacts with the Taliban since they retired from Afghanistan, and although this will be the first face-to-face meeting, Washington maintained that "it is not about granting recognition or conferring legitimacy."
"This meeting - said - is a continuation of pragmatic contacts with the Taliban in issues of vital national interest for the United States."Date Of Update: 09 October 2021, 17:30