US-Taliban talks focus on economy, human rights, anti-drug trafficking

WASHINGTON/KABUL: The US officers advised Afghanistan’s Taliban that Washington was open to technical talks on financial stability and discussions on combating narcotics trafficking, the US State Division mentioned on Monday following two days of talks in Qatar.

Taliban officers raised the lifting of journey and different restrictions on Taliban leaders and the return of Afghan central financial institution property held overseas, the Kabul administration mentioned. The US facet repeated issues about “deteriorating” human rights and referred to as anew on the Taliban to reverse bans on ladies’ secondary schooling and womens’ employment and for the discharge of detained People, the State Division mentioned in a press release.