US delegation meets with Taliban to help quake victims

Afghanistan devastated by a devastating earthquake. Leaders of the Taliban government in Afghanistan are in talks with the United States to help the people there. The talks began earlier this week in Doha, Qatar.
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But there have been humanitarian catastrophes following the devastating earthquakes in several provinces last month.

The U.S. State Department said in a statement on Friday that it had reaffirmed its commitment to provide সাড়ে 5.5 million in earthquake relief from Wednesday’s and Thursday’s talks. The two sides also discussed in detail the US move to save কোটি 3.5 billion in the Afghan central bank’s reserves for the benefit of the Afghan people.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people in eastern Afghanistan. Thousands more have become homeless. This has led to controversy over the country’s emergency aid fund.

The State Department said in a statement that it was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life and property in the recent earthquake in Afghanistan. However, the United States has expressed concern about the Taliban’s intervention in providing humanitarian assistance and transparency in relief delivery. In addition, US representatives have pressured Taliban authorities on women’s rights.