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US agrees to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan but refuses political recognition to Taliban

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The US agreed to offer Afghanistan with much-needed humanitarian help, however reiterated this was not a sign that the Taliban authorities could be formally recognised.

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The choice to offer help was introduced after talks between the US and Taliban officers in Qatar’s nationwide capital Doha on Sunday.

The talks have been held for the primary time since August, when the US accomplished its withdrawal and the Islamist group seized energy in Afghanistan, declaring the nation an Islamic emirate amid widespread issues over the erosion of residents’ freedoms.

“US representatives acknowledged that they are going to give humanitarian help to Afghans and can present amenities for different humanitarian organisations to ship help,” Taliban’s international ministry stated in a press release after the assembly.

The Taliban authorities has been in search of worldwide recognition and help to be able to keep away from a possible financial collapse. Nearly 40 per cent of the nation’s gross home product is determined by international help that was stopped after the Taliban took over.

The Taliban, in its assertion, warned in opposition to linking humanitarian help to political points.

The US State Division in its personal assertion, nevertheless, stated the 2 sides “mentioned the USA’ provision of strong humanitarian help”, which it stated could be given “on to the Afghan individuals”.

“The US delegation centered on safety and terrorism issues and protected passage for US residents, different international nationals and our Afghan companions, in addition to on human rights, together with the significant participation of girls and women in all facets of Afghan society,” the state division’s spokesperson Ned Value stated in a press release.

The US assertion outlined the talks as “candid {and professional},” with the nation reiterating its earlier stand of the Taliban being “judged on its actions, not solely its phrases.”

It additionally clarified that the talks shouldn’t be decided as a proper recognition of the Taliban authorities.

The assembly additionally included discussions on the US’s issues about terror teams utilizing Afghan soil and the risk from Isis-Ok that carried out an assault on a mosque within the nation on Friday, killing dozens.

The Taliban assured the US in the course of the talks that it was dedicated to making sure Afghan soil was not utilized by extremists to launch assaults in opposition to different international locations, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen advised the Related Press.

Nevertheless, he additionally dominated out cooperation with Washington in coping with Isis-Ok, saying the Taliban was able to tackling the risk independently.

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