Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban official spokesperson(File Photo)

The Taliban announced, on Tuesday, the appointment of new ministers and officials in its caretaker government in Afghanistan, calling on the international community to recognize them as soon as possible.

The movement’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed in a press conference from the capital, Kabul, the names of the new ministers and officials, noting that the government now “includes several minorities”, and reflects the movement’s desire to form a “strong and united” government, according to “Ariana News”. local.

He said that Noureddine Azizi has been appointed as the Acting Minister of Commerce, Kalandar Abbad, as the Acting Minister of Public Health, and Sadar Mulla Muhammad Ibrahim, as the Deputy Minister of Security in the Ministry of Interior.


Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir was also assigned the tasks of the Acting Deputy Minister of Defense, Mujibur Rahman Omar, the Acting Deputy Minister of Energy, and Ghulam Ghaus, the Deputy Minister of Disaster Control.

The list of new ministers and government officials also included: Gul Muhammad, Acting Minister of Borders, Arsala Khourti, Acting Minister of Refugee Affairs, Lotfullah Khairkhwa, Acting Minister of Higher Education, and Eng. Najibullah, Head of the Afghan Atomic Energy Agency.

In the context, Mujahid indicated that the movement canceled an event to announce its new government and celebrate its members “in the interest of its desire to focus only on work and for ministers to start performing their duties as soon as possible.”

Asked by reporters whether the government had achieved the principle of inclusion, Mujahid said that “representatives of minorities, including Hazaras, have been appointed to official positions.”

He also made it clear that the current government will continue as an “interim government” for the time being, until the Taliban leaders make their final decision on it.

Accordingly, the movement renewed its demand for the international community to recognize the government, pointing out that Taliban leaders have always sought to make that government “more inclusive” for all groups and minorities.

In mid-August, the Taliban managed to take control of Afghanistan, coinciding with the completion of the US withdrawal from the country on the 31st of the same month.


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