Encouraging sign seen in US-Taliban talks

(VOVWORLD) - The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional." 
Encouraging sign seen in US-Taliban talks - ảnh 1Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, September 12, 2020. (Photo: Stringer/EPA/EFE)

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US delegation in the weekend talks in Doha, Qatar, focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for US citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghans, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society. He said the two sides also discussed the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people. “The discussions were candid and professional with the US delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words," Price said in a statement. But it did not say if any agreements were reached.

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