Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes.
Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti's president.
The Taliban had provided al-Qaeda with sanctuary while it ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
The two diplomats are first set to talk bilaterally and later hold a virtual meeting with other foreign ministers, the German foreign ministry said in a statement.
'The participants will discuss an aligned approach for the days and weeks ahead,' State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.
'Productive call with @DrSJaishankar today (Thursday) about Afghanistan. We agreed to continue our close coordination.', US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted after the call.
Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party dance as they celebrate the party's initial lead during counting for the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections, in Agartala.PTI Photo
A election staff member opens an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes for the municipal corporation elections, in Agartala.PTI Photo
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra (2nd L) pay tribute to German philosopher Friedrich Engels on his 202nd birth anniversary, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Aspirants stand in a queue to enter an examintaion centre for Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 (UPTET Exam 2021), in Moradabad.PTI Photo
This photo shows aftermath of a looted street in Honiara's Chinatown, Solomon Islands. Violence receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances...AP Photo/Piringi Charley
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