The Afghan Taliban announced an amnesty for all government officials, urging them to return to work and calling on women to serve in the new government, the Associated Press reported.
“The ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ (the Afghan name used by Atta) does not want women to be victims, and according to Sharia law, they should be in government,” said Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural council, according to the report. ”
“The structure of the government is not entirely clear, but from experience there should be a complete Islamic leadership and all parties should join,” Samangani said. ”
CCTV News quoted local Afghan media reported on the morning of the 17th, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai will travel to the Qatari capital Doha to hold talks with Taliban leaders.
Reported that Karzai will lead a delegation of leaders from various political factions to Doha, including the Chairman of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah and the leader of the Afghan Islamic Party Hekmatyar.
The head of the Taliban’s Doha office has previously told the outside world that they are “discussing the future structure of government” with Afghan politicians. He stressed that the Taliban “have no desire to monopolize power” and want to work with all parties to form an inclusive Islamic government.
Flights at Kabul airport resumed after being suspended for several hours, the Guardian reported. A Western security official at the airport said military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan took off again on the morning of the 17th, and the crowd on the tarmac has now been evacuated.
Previously, there had been a degree of confusion in the evacuation of personnel from Afghanistan. On the evening of the 16th, Germany sent an A400M transport plane to Kabul airport “emergency landing”, the main task is to let soldiers into Afghanistan, to ensure the safe evacuation of personnel. However, the huge military aircraft took only seven people.
“We had a very chaotic, dangerous and complex situation at the airport,” German Defense Minister Wolff Kharunbauer said. ”
A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said only seven people had been evacuated because the plane had to leave quickly and other Germans were unable to enter the airport without the protection of German soldiers.
The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on the 16th, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a speech called on the international community to unite to deal with the situation in Afghanistan.
Guterres said he urged all parties, especially the Afghan Taliban, to exercise maximum restraint to protect lives and ensure that humanitarian needs are met. He called on Atta and all parties to respect and protect international humanitarian law and the rights and freedoms of all, stressing that the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls must be protected.
On August 17, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying answered questions about the evacuation of foreign nationals from Afghanistan at a regular press conference.
Hua Chunying said that the situation in Afghanistan has changed significantly in recent days, some countries’ embassies and foreign citizens are being evacuated, and some Afghan people also have plans to leave the country.
We hope that the relevant parties will take effective measures to ensure security and stability in Afghanistan, maintain public order and order, safeguard the personal safety and legitimate rights and interests of the Afghan people and foreign personnel in Afghanistan, provide the necessary facilities for the evacuation of relevant personnel, and promote relevant work in a safe and orderly manner, especially to avoid causing casualties.