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US, Taliban Had “Productive Discussions” On Humanitarian Aid: State Department

A separate assembly with Taliban involving officers from EU and US occurred on Tuesday (File)

Washington:

The United States and the Taliban had “productive discussions” on the difficulty of humanitarian help for Afghanistan throughout conferences in Qatar over the weekend, State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated on Tuesday, describing the talks as “largely positive.”

Officials mentioned humanitarian entry in the course of the two days of conferences between Taliban representatives and US officers together with some from the intelligence neighborhood and the US Agency for International Development.

Price stated the talks centered on safety and terrorism considerations, protected passage for international nationals and Afghan allies of the United States to depart the nation, in addition to human rights.

Washington has repeatedly referred to as for Afghanistan’s new rulers to reveal a respect for human rights, together with the rights of girls and ladies, so as to win worldwide legitimacy.

“The delegation made clear, as we consistently have, that the Taliban will ultimately be judged not only on its words but solely on its actions,” Price stated.

A separate assembly with Taliban representatives involving officers from the European Union in addition to U.S. officers occurred on Tuesday, Price added.

Since the Taliban took energy in August, Washington has frozen bilateral help to Afghanistan however says it’s nonetheless offering assist by way of non-governmental teams. There are calls for presidency reserves held within the United States to be made out there to the brand new Taliban-led authorities to ease a rising humanitarian disaster.

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