The US envoy to Afghanistan will return to Doha next week to meet with the Taliban Foreign Ministry

State Department spokesman Ned Price talks about the situation in Afghanistan at the State Department in Washington, DC, USA August 18, 2021. Andrew Harnik / Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, November 23 (Reuters) – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West will visit Doha next week for two weeks of talks with Taliban leaders, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday.

“They will discuss … our vital national interests when it comes to Afghanistan,” Price said. “It includes counter-terrorism, which includes safe passage for American citizens and for Afghans, to whom we have a special obligation, and it includes humanitarian aid and the economic situation of the country.”

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