Taliban’s political office in Qatar was initially meant to bridge the gap between Afghan government and the Taliban. However, international bodies quickly paved way to serve their purposes by using the same channel. The process was impeded when Taliban erected their flag and put up a sign as if the office were an embassy.
“The political office (in Qatar) proved that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [the name used by the group during their rule in 1996-2001] has shown and is showing honesty and commitment to resolve problems of its oppressed people in the light of Islamic principles and national interests. But the invaders and their allies are creating obstacles in the way of resolving problems by making various pretexts,” Omar said in a statement.
“The aim of our contacts and talks with the invaders, who are conducted through the Political Office (in Qatar) is to put an end to the occupation of Afghanistan,” Omar added.