Afghanistan’s Dawn TV reported on August 21st that Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Afghan Taliban Political Committee, has arrived in the capital Kabul for talks aimed at forming a new Afghan government.
Baradar, a co-founder and deputy political leader of the Afghan Taliban, is considered the No. He is also the Director of the Political Office in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and is responsible for conducting internal negotiations in Afghanistan and maintaining communication with regional countries and the international community.
Earlier, Baradar 17 from Qatar arrived at Kandahar airport in Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shahin 19 in an exclusive interview with CGTN, said that the Taliban negotiating delegation led by Baradar arrived in Kandahar to consult with all parties, with a view to the establishment of an open and inclusive Islamic government, the matter is expected to be completed soon.
According to AFP, Taliban officials revealed that Baradar’s talks in Kabul included a senior official from the Haqqani network. The group has been classified as a terrorist organization by the United States. However, the BBC has previously reported that Sirajuddin Haqqani, the current leader of the Haqqani network, is one of three atta deputy leaders side by side with Mr Baradar.
On Afghanistan’s future government structure, Shahin said in an interview on the 19th, the future of Afghanistan’s inclusive government will absorb Afghan celebrities, politicians and other personnel, the two sides will cooperate with each other. Under the Taliban’s current structure, a governing council will be set up in Afghanistan in the future, and a new head of government could be the Taliban leader. The Taliban and non-Taliban will form a new government together.
In addition, the Afghan Taliban officially announced the establishment of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” on the 19th local time. On the same day, Waheedullah Hashimi, a senior Taliban member, revealed important information in an interview with Reuters, saying that Afghanistan would not be a democratic country, that it could be run by a ruling council in the future, and that Atta’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, would be in full control.
On August 20 China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in response to questions that China’s position on Afghanistan is consistent and clear, and we hope that Afghanistan will form an open, inclusive and broadly representative government, pursue a moderate and sound domestic and foreign policy, and conform to the aspirations of its own people and the general expectations of the international community.
Earlier, according to the Russian satellite news agency reported on the 15th, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Russia temporarily does not recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was ready to cooperate with the Afghan transitional government. The satellite agency noted that Russia has long advocated the formation of a transitional government.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a news conference Thursday that the U.S. can recognize a “potential new government” in Afghanistan, provided the Afghan Taliban form an inclusive government that allows women to participate in politics and does not provide safe haven for terrorists.
Josep Borelly, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said the Taliban had won the war, so the EU must open a dialogue with the Taliban, according to the official website of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Agency. But he also stressed that the EU will not recognize the new Taliban government in the short term.