Muttaqi heads delegation for talks in Qatar

Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi left Kabul for Qatar on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

According to the Ministry, Muttaqi, who is leading a senior delegation, will hold meetings with representatives of Gulf countries, the Europe Union, Islamic Scholar Associations, and diplomatic missions operating from Doha instead of Kabul.

A number of western countries including the United States have transferred their embassies to Doha, following the takeover of Kabul by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in mid-August last year.

The IEA’s visit comes just two days after US President Joe Biden decided to give $3.5 billion in frozen assets of Afghanistan to victims of the 9/11 attacks.