IEA’s acting defense minister in Doha for talks with Qatari leaders

Mawlavi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, Afghanistan’s acting minister of defense, arrived in Qatar on Tuesday for a two day visit.

Mujahid is expected to discuss a number of issues with Qatari authorities.

This is his first trip abroad after being appointed to the post following the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) takeover in August last year.

Mohammad Naeem Wardak, the spokesman of the IEA’s political office in Doha, said Mujahid will meet with high-ranking Qatari officials.

Currently, many Western embassies to Afghanistan are operating out of Doha.

Last month, Qatar’s National Security Advisor visited Kabul and met with some senior IEA officials to discuss political, social and security issues as well as cultural relations between the two countries.

This is however the second IEA official to visit Doha in the past week. Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister, visited Doha last week where he met with Qatari leaders and foreign envoys.