Taliban delegates meet with U.S. and European delegates in Doha, Qatar October 12, 2021.
REUTERS/StringerDOHA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Qatar believes that recognising the Taliban government in Afghanistan is not a priority now, and that the focus should be on engaging with the new administration and addressing humanitarian issues, a senior Qatari official said on Tuesday.
"We think this (recognition) is not a priority.
What's more a priority as we speak now is the humanitarian, is the education, is free passage of passengers," Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said at a global security forum in Doha.
Reporting by Andrew Mills in Doha; Writing by Ghaida GhantousOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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