27 Jul 2022 11:08

U.S. representatives meet with Taliban delegation in Tashkent

KABUL. July 27 (Interfax) - United States officials met with a delegation of the Taliban at an international conference on Afghanistan in Tashkent, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Thomas West said on social media.

"Today, Rina Amiri (U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls & Human Rights) and I joined a range of Afghanistan envoys for a conference in Tashkent to discuss the way ahead at a difficult moment for millions of Afghans," West said.

A senior U.S. inter-agency team will continue "pragmatic engagement" with the Taliban on Wednesday, he said.

The U.S. Department of State said earlier that U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson would meet with the Taliban on July 27 to address economic issues.

The Taliban movement is designated as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia.