Qatar currently serves as a transit country for thousands of U.S. citizens, Afghans, and people from other countries, who are being evacuated on U.S. transport aircraft.
“The President noted that this is the largest airlift of people in history and that it would not have been possible without the early support from Qatar to facilitate the transfer of thousands of people daily,” the White House said.
Biden also thanked Al Thani for the Qatari role in facilitating the intra-Afghan negotiations.
“The two leaders underscored the importance of continued close coordination on developments in Afghanistan and the broader Middle East.
“They welcomed the upcoming summit of regional states to be held in Baghdad towards the end of the month,” the statement added.
The Taliban (a terrorist group, banned in Russia) entered Kabul on Aug. 15, ending a weeks-long offensive and resulting in the collapse of the U.S.-backed government.
Internationally recognised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country for the United Arab Emirates.