Afghanistan

Third Doha meeting on Afghanistan to be held on June 30: UN

The United Nations has announced that the third Doha meeting, featuring special representatives for Afghanistan from various countries, will take place on June 30 and will last for two days.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, said in a recent press briefing that the goal of the third Doha meeting is to “increase international engagement with Afghanistan in a coherent and structured manner.”

During the press briefing, Dujarric also provided details about the visit of Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General, and her meetings with Taliban officials.

According to the UN spokesperson, DiCarlo invited Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Taliban’s foreign minister, to participate in the third Doha meeting during her visit.

Dujarric said representatives of Afghan civil society will also be present at the meeting.

In the second Doha meeting, the presence of civil society members was one of the reasons the Taliban refused to participate.

The Taliban’s deputy chief minister for political affairs has conditioned their participation in the third Doha meeting on the acceptance of their “clear position.”

Abdul Kabir, during his meeting with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, stated that Afghanistan is under the full control of the Taliban and the country “has an emir who is obeyed.”

DiCarlo, in addition to meeting with Taliban officials, also met with several Afghan figures, including former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, the former head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, in Kabul.