Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview the Taliban had “unfortunately” not formed an inclusive leadership and that Ankara will work with the country’s new rulers if they formed a more encompassing government.
The security pact has ratcheted up tensions between the US and China, one a traditional security guarantor in the Gulf, and the other, an ascendant power in the region.
The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani says negotiations are under way to achieve clarity on “who is going to take care of the technical (side), [and] who’s going to take care of the security aspects [of the airport].”
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Doha would "support all efforts that would achieve national reconciliation in Afghanistan".
The visit to the prime minister of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the group seized the capital last month.
Qatar has said it worked with Turkey to swiftly resume operations at Kabul's airport to allow the flow of people and aid.
Top Ariana airline official hails Qatari and Turkish technical experts for their assistance in getting Kabul airport operational in the shortest possible time.
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.
The tiny Gulf state has managed to balance ties with the Taliban and the US at the same time, becoming a trusted and reliable mediator between opposing sides.
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.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will travel to Qatar to meet with the country's leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting.
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