US, Qatar to work together on Afghan Peace

The United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani on January 13 said Doha and Washington will work together on the Afghanistan peace process and addressing regional security challenges.

Pompeo said Washington will work alongside Doha to address a number of security challenges in the region, including Afghanistan. Qatar Foreign Minister meanwhile said Doha will work jointly with Washington on Afghan peace, adding that the Taliban’s political office in Qatar is an example of Qatar’s efforts over the Afghan peace process. Al-Thani and Pompeo made the remarks at the ‘Second Qatar-US Strategic Dialogue’ held in Doha. “The United States and Qatar are working together to address a number of regional security challenges including in Afghanistan and in Iraq,” said Pompeo.