Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi talks with journalists during his visit to the Institute of strategic studies in Islamabad, Pakistan 08 May 2023. EFE-EPA FILE/SOHAIL SHAHZAD

High-level Taliban delegation to meet US representatives in Doha for talks

Kabul, Jul 27 (EFE).- A high-level Taliban government delegation will meet with representatives of the United States later this week in Doha to hold talks on issues of mutual interest, a Taliban spokesperson said on Thursday.

Patel said that the “egregious human rights abuses,” marginalization of women and girls (by the Taliban) and many other issues continue to be of “immense concern to the United States” since the Taliban has returned to power in August 2021.

Despite promising a softer approach compared to their previous regime between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban have continued to strip Afghans, particularly women and girls, of their basic and fundamental rights.

Meanwhile, restoration of human rights and formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan have been the main demands of the international community to recognize the Taliban government. EFE