Taliban government: we want strong relations with the neighborhood and the world

The Taliban mapped out the contours of their interim government, which they unveiled on Tuesday evening. In a statement today, Wednesday, he extended a hand to the international community and overseas investors for their support.

He also stressed that he wanted positive relations with the world and strong relations with neighboring countries, stressing that the land of Afghanistan will not be used against any country, asking everyone to treat Kabul with each other.

In addition, he tried to reassure diplomatic missions, stressing in his statement that “all diplomats, embassies and investors will not face any problems”.

human rights

Regarding the human rights dossier, he made it clear that the new government will take strong measures in the human and minority rights dossier.

The Taliban also appealed to merchants and wealthy people for support and assistance in achieving economic revival. He stressed that he did not want enmity with anyone, adding that the country is a common home for all Afghans.

She called on all specialists and skills not to leave the country, because the country needs them, as you said.

A women’s demonstration in Kabul on 6 September 2021 (Reuters)

Furthermore, I have pledged to fight to eliminate all factors of war and conflict in order to achieve prosperity in the country. “We assure the Afghans that the new government will do whatever it is in his power to serve the country, “he said.

At the same time, however, he stressed that he would not allow tampering with state property, saying, “Government buildings, the nation’s wealth and military equipment belong to the people and no one has the right to tamper with them,” a reference which is was intended as a warning against riots or even protests.

A women's demonstration in Kabul on 6 September 2021 (Reuters)

A women’s demonstration in Kabul on 6 September 2021 (Reuters)

Contrary to the promises

Interestingly, these assurances come in one moment in which dozens of Afghans are demonstrating in some large cities and after the announcement of an interim government composed exclusively of members of the movement and does not include women, which contradicts its promises of openness.

After two decades of harsh and repressive government in Afghanistan Between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban announced on Tuesday the formation of a government that is not “inclusive” in no shape, contrary to what was initially promised.

Especially since all the members of that government led by Muhammad Hassan Akhund, the former political adviser of the founder of the movement Mullah Muhammad Omar, who died in 2013, are Taliban and belong to the Pashtun ethnic group, with very rare exceptions.

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