Top Taliban Leader Leaves Qatar for Afghanistan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A top Taliban official has met with a Qatari official before reportedly leaving the country for Afghanistan.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar met with Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Tuesday.

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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader, (2nd L), arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia, on May 28, 2019. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/File/AP Photo)

A statement said the two “reviewed the latest security and political developments in Afghanistan, stressing the need for the protection of civilians, intensifying necessary efforts to achieve national reconciliation, working for a comprehensive political settlement and a peaceful transfer of power.”