EU pledges US$1.2 billion aid package for Afghanistan as it opens G20 virtual summit

The Taliban on Tuesday held their first face-to-face talks with a joint US-EU delegation in Qatar as Brussels pledged €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in aid for Afghanistan.The hardline Islamists are seeking recognition, as well as assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster, after they returned to power in August following the withdrawal of US troops after 20 years of war.UN chief Antonio Guterres earlier urged the world to donate to drought-hit and impoverished Afghanistan to head off economic…


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