Britain's Raab, in Qatar, says need to engage with Taliban on Afghanistan

Raab was speaking in Qatar after meeting the Qatari foreign minister


Reuters September 02, 2021
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a joint news conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, September 2, 2021. REUTERS

DOHA:

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday said there is a need to engage with the Taliban on Afghanistan, but Britain has no immediate plans to recognise their government.

Raab was speaking in Qatar after meeting the Qatari foreign minister.

Raab said they had discussed ensuring Afghanistan does not harbour terrorism in the future, preventing a humanitarian crisis, preserving regional stability and holding the Taliban to account on their commitment to a more inclusive government.

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