Efforts to stabilise Afghanistan have been undermined by international sanctions, with banks running out of cash and civil servants going unpaid.
A US interagency delegation flew to Doha for talks "focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for US citizens, other foreign nationals and our Afghan partners," according to State Department spokesman.
The Taliban says the talks, held in Doha, Qatar “went well”, with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and the visiting US secretaries of state and defence discussed developments in Afghanistan and efforts to enhance security in the country, the emir's court said.
Qatar's ambassador to Afghanistan says its technical team was able to repair and reopen Kabul airport to receive humanitarian aid, Al Jazeera reports, as economic crisis looms in Taliban-ruled country.
The country will be governed by ruling council that would be answerable to the supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada.
Some 15 foreign missions and a NATO representative in a statement called on the insurgents to halt their offensive for good as a gesture of peace as the group in the past would announce temporary ceasefires before major Muslim festivals.
"Two sides committed to continue negotiations at a high level until a settlement is reached," delegations of negotiators, who have been in Doha since Saturday, said in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, British Defence Minister Ben Wallace says the UK will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan if it adheres to rights norms.
"Although we (Taliban) have the upper hand on the battlefield, we are very serious about talks and dialogue," a spokesperson of the Afghan insurgent group tells Reuters.
A ‘quiet’ meeting took place earlier this month as New Delhi tries to secure its investments in Afghanistan, says analyst.
A Kenyan security guard, who blogged about the plight of migrant workers, was also charged with taking “foreign money” to spread disinformation.
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