The United States on Sunday, October 10 said that their first face-to-face talks with the Taliban since they took power in Afghanistan were candid and professional.

The US has reiterated that the Taliban will be judged based on their actions, not words.

The Taliban delegation led by the acting foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi had two-day talks with the US delegation in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday and Sunday.

Spokesperson of the state department Ned Price said that the bilateral talks were concentrated on security and terrorism concerns and the safe passage for US citizens, other nationals, and Afghans, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society.

“The US has pledged robust humanitarian aids directly to the people of Afghanistan.” Said Price.

In the meantime, the foreign minister of Afghanistan in a statement on Monday, October 11 expressed satisfaction from the talks with the US and added that their talks were detailed.


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