Islamic Emirate says to attend next UN Doha meeting

KABUL (SW) – The de-facto government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that representatives of the Islamic Emirates will participate in the third Doha meeting on the clear agenda and composition jointly set by the United Nations and the Islamic Emirates.

On Sunday, Abdulqahar Balkhi, spokesperson for the ministry stated on his official X account that any changes in the composition and agenda of the Doha meeting will impact the decision of the Islamic Emirates.

He added, “Any changes in the composition and agenda of the meeting will naturally influence our decision, which will be made in consultation with all aspects.”

Earlier, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the de-facto government, had declared that the Islamic Emirates, after reviewing the agenda of the Doha meeting, decided to send its representatives to this session.

Mujahid added that participating in the third Doha meeting is in Afghanistan’s interest, and soon the composition of the delegation to this meeting will be finalized.

The United Nations announced nearly a month ago that the upcoming Doha meeting aims to enhance constructive global engagement with Afghanistan.

The third special representatives’ meeting for Afghanistan, hosted by Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, is scheduled to take place on June 30 and July 1, in Doha.

During the previous Doha meeting held in February 2024, the Islamic Emirates did not participate due to their request not being accepted as the sole representative of Afghanistan and pre-agreed agenda partnership.