US envoy meets Taliban diplomat, presses women's rights
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Earlier this month, Afghanistan's supreme leader ordered women to cover up fully in public, including their faces, ideally with the traditional burqa.
"Girls must be back in school, women free to move & work w/o restrictions for progress to normalized relations," US Special Representative on Afghanistan Thomas West wrote on Twitter of his meeting in Qatar with the Taliban's foreign minister Amir Khan Mutaqi.
The two also discussed economic stabilisation in Afghanistan and concerns over attacks on civilians, West added.
The country is teetering on the verge of economic disaster, after various nations froze Afghanistan's assets held abroad and cut off aid.
"Dialogue will continue in support of Afghan people and our national interests," West said in his post.