Qatari Foreign Minister: We take our commitments to represent the US diplomacy in Afghanistan seriously
The Associated Press quoted Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani as saying that Qatar takes its commitments to represent US diplomatic interests in Afghanistan seriously and will add staff to its embassy in Kabul to deal with the increased workload.
He said that the task will not be easy given the complexity of the situation in Afghanistan, there are many complex issues that need to be resolved.
The Qatari foreign minister added that the agreement concluded by his country on Friday with the United States formalizes Qatar as a major transit center regulating standards for the arrival and treatment of evacuees from Afghanistan.
The State of Qatar and the United States signed an agreement under which Doha will represent and protect American diplomatic interests in Afghanistan, and the foreign ministers of the two countries affirmed from Washington the strengthening of partnership on regional issues.
On the other hand, the United States and Qatar affirmed their commitment to security cooperation to promote peace and stability, combat terrorism, and develop an enduring defense partnership.
A statement on the strategic dialogue between the two countries stated that the US and Qatari delegations discussed political developments in the region, including in Syria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa.
They also discussed the importance of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, emphasizing their deep preoccupation with the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The statement added that the United States highlighted Qatar’s efforts in humanitarian assistance, including its cooperation with United Nations agencies.