Qatar’s foreign minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani arrives in Kabul on Sunday, September 12, and met with the Taliban’s head of government.

Al-Thani has visited Kabul several times since the Taliban takeover this is his first visit after the Taliban announced their caretaker government.

The foreign minister and Deputy Prime Minister met with the head of the interim government of the Taliban, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund in the Presidential Palace (ARG).

Akhund seated on the exact chair of Ashraf Ghani appeared for the first time since his appointment as head of the government.

Both have discussed bilateral relations, humanitarian aids to Afghanistan, economic growth, and international engagement with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, Al-Thani has also met former president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah in the latter’s residence.

From hosting the Taliban’s political office in Doha to sending technical teams for reactivating Kabul International Airport and providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Qatar is considered to be one of the vital countries to the Taliban.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.