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US says talks with Taliban in Doha had been ‘candid {and professional}’ talks

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US says talks with Taliban in Doha were 'candid and professional' talks

The United States stated on Sunday the primary face-to-face assembly between senior US and Taliban officers because the hardline group retook energy in Afghanistan was “candid and professional” and that the US facet reiterated that the Taliban could be judged on their actions, not simply their phrases.

A State Department assertion stated the US delegation within the weekend talks in Doha, Qatar, targeted on safety and terrorism issues and secure passage for US residents, different overseas nationals and Afghans, in addition to on human rights, together with the significant participation of ladies and ladies in all features of Afghan society.It stated the 2 sides additionally mentioned US humanitarian help to the Afghan individuals.READ: Taliban warns US to not ‘destabilise’ regime in face-to-face talks”The discussions were candid and professional with the US delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words,” the assertion stated.On Saturday, Afghanistan’s appearing overseas minister instructed Al Jazeera that Taliban representatives requested the United States within the talks to carry a ban on Afghan central financial institution reserves.Biden administration officers instructed Reuters on Friday the US delegation would press the Taliban to launch kidnapped US citizen Mark Frerichs. Another prime precedence could be to carry the Taliban to their dedication to not enable Afghanistan to once more grow to be a hotbed for al Qaeda or different extremists.The Taliban took again energy in Afghanistan 20 years after they had been ousted in a US-led invasion for refusing handy over al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults on the United States.The officers stated the assembly was a continuation of “pragmatic engagement” with the Taliban and “not about granting recognition or conferring legitimacy” to the group, which took management of Afghanistan in August.US officers say they’re in touch with dozens of Americans and authorized everlasting residents who want to depart Afghanistan and there are literally thousands of US-allied Afghans liable to Taliban persecution nonetheless within the nation.Washington and different Western nations are grappling with tough decisions as a extreme humanitarian disaster looms giant in Afghanistan. They try to work out the way to have interaction with the Taliban with out granting the group the legitimacy it seeks, whereas guaranteeing humanitarian help flows into the nation.ALSO READ: Taliban say they will not work with US to comprise Islamic StateALSO READ: India’s issues on Afghanistan ‘at the beginning’ for US: Wendy ShermanWATCH: Conclave 2021: Ashraf Ghani is a traitor, says Abdullah Abdullah