August 19 2021 , the Afghan Taliban announced the establishment of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.” Taliban official spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on social media Twitter the same day, the Taliban hope to establish better diplomatic and trade relations with all countries.
The Taliban are currently negotiating with the parties. 18, Taliban political office member Haqqani in Kabul with former President Karzai and The Chairman of the Afghan High Commission for National Reconciliation Abdullah met in preparation for the Taliban’s second-in-second-in-the-post Baladal negotiations with the parties. Baladal had earlier flown from Qatar to the southern city of Kandahar.
On the same day, Afghan President Asif Ghani, making his first appearance since the 15th, said in a video message posted on social media that he supported the Taliban in holding talks with former Afghan government officials such as Karzai in the hope that they would be successful. He is currently consulting with the parties concerned with a way to return to Afghanistan to continue to serve the Afghan people.
Cruelly, however, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Sherman said Wednesday that the U.S. believes Ghani, who fled Kabul, is no longer an influential afghan politician.
Intensive consultations among countries on the situation in Afghanistan
Since the Taliban returned to kabul, the international community has paid close attention to the situation in Afghanistan. Earlier, China, Russia and the United States have been on the Afghan issue of each other “call.” Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the 16th that China and Russia need to safeguard their legitimate interests in Afghanistan and push the Taliban to take responsibility. U.S. Secretary of State John Blinken also spoke with Wang Yi and Lavrov on the 16th to discuss the development of the situation in Afghanistan.
On August 18, according to the Kremlin’s press service, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Lacy discussed the situation in Afghanistan in a telephone call, with both sides following the situation in Afghanistan and expressing their willingness to help the country maintain peace and stability.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey welcomes the “restraint” statement made by the Taliban leadership and is ready to continue cooperation with Afghanistan. Erdogan also said he might hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin by the end of the week.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke by telephone with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi on the 18th to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Wang Yi said that in recent days, the situation in Afghanistan has changed dramatically and become the focus of global attention. Facts have proved that the so-called “democratic transformation” is not realistic, but rather self-defeating, and the lessons are worth remembering.
Qureshi appreciated China’s important and active role in Afghanistan. He said Afghanistan’s future needs to negotiate a political solution through consultation. Atta occupation of Kabul has not caused bloodshed, the internal order in Afghanistan has stabilized, life gradually returned to normal. All parties should support Atta in fulfilling its commitments to protect the rights and interests of the Albanian people.
Wang Yi also spoke by telephone with British Chief Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Rab on the 19th to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan.
What did the Taliban say in their interviews with the media?
In recent days, a number of Taliban leaders have returned to Afghanistan, after 20 years of living in the “secret” figures will also be exposed in the country’s people and the international community. A senior Taliban official said on the 18th, some time to come, the Taliban leadership will be “unreserved” to show the world. At the same time, the group is increasingly making its voice heard in the media.
In an interview with Reuters on August 18, local time, senior Taliban member Hashemi revealed the structure of Afghanistan’s future government under Taliban rule, saying many things are still under discussion, but it is certain that Afghanistan will not be a democracy because “democracy has no foundation in Afghanistan”.
“The system of government is clear, it is the Islamic government under Shariah law.” In addition, Hashemi revealed that Afghanistan’s future may be governed by the ruling council, headed by the president, all ministers are appointed by the committee. AfghanIstan’s taliban’s supreme leader, Akhon Zada, may be a religious leader, but he will not take on the role of president, and his deputy is likely to assume the role of president, the chairman of the ruling council. The Governing Council will be responsible for a variety of specific matters.
Hashemi said the new government will form a new army for the country, which will be based on existing Taliban forces, but also very welcome former members of the government forces, especially air force pilots, because they have good training in foreign troops, the Taliban are very important.
On the topic of women’s rights, Hashemi said it was up to religious scholars in the Taliban to decide what kind of governance women would receive in the future, including whether girls should be allowed to return to school, whether women should wear headscarves, hooded robes or veiled robes.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said in an interview with CGTN that China has played a constructive role in advancing peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. “For the last 20 years, we have been the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” Shaheen said of the formation of the Taliban government. We are fighting the control of the U.S. military in the name of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Our struggle continues under the leadership of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baladal. He added: “60 to 65 percent of the members are members of the negotiation team. They are also members of the leadership, and the structure of the new government will be announced soon. ”
In addition, the Taliban also inadvertently gave an interview to Israel Public Radio (KAN) on the 17th, saying that under their rule will not persecute religious minorities. The Taliban are said to have made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements in the past.
Bbc presenter Yalda Hakim received a phone call from Suhail Shaheen on the 16th live broadcast, The Independent and other media reported. Shaheen gave an interim interview to Hakim in which he promised that the Taliban would achieve “peace” in war-torn Afghanistan and that “there should be no chaos, and we are convinced that the Afghan people in Kabul have their property and lives safe.” No retaliation will be done against anyone. We are the servants of the people and the nation.” The report did not mention whether the BBC had conducted an interview with Suhail Shaheen in advance, and whether Shaheen’s call had been dialed in at the agreed time.
In an article on August 19th, which revealed the Taliban’s entry into Kabul, News noted that Zabihullah Mujahid, the first-time Afghan Taliban spokesman, could basically understand English, but he did not answer any questions in English, only occasionally repeating “One, One…”, reminding every journalist that only one question could be asked. In addition, during the press question session, Mujahid repeated at least four times to leave more questions to the media outside Afghanistan.