Qatar History

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Taliban Opens Office in Qatar


In June 2013, the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar, and its representatives held a press conference with an international media contingent. The U.S. said it would begin long-delayed peace talks with the group. Afghanistan was expected to do the same, but instead said it would not engage in any dialogue with the Taliban, saying such discussions lent the militants credibility.

See also Encyclopedia: Qatar .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Qatar