Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry announced that the Afghan delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amri Khan Muttaqi met with Qatar’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani in Doha on Sunday.
Spokesperson of the Ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi in a series of Twitter posts said both sides discussed Afghanistan’s economic and political situation including the issue of Afghan airports.
“The meeting focused on political & economic issues as well as Afghan Airports Contract provisions that require a final agreement by the two parties. The meeting also identified issues related to the contract that needed further discussions.” Reads a Tweet.
Turkey and Qatar are supposed to get in charge of five international airports in Afghanistan including Kabul International Airport the contract of which is in the final stages.
Abdul Qahar Balkhi said that Turkish and Qatari technical teams are intended to work together so that they reach an agreement on the operation of five Afghan airports.
The stalled international flights from Afghanistan that have been in place since August last year is costing the economy-afflicted country millions of dollars.
The visit to Doha comes after Deputy Prime Minister and head of the economic commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar mandated the foreign ministry to set a deadline for Qatar to finalize the contract.