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NEWS & ANALYSIS

Taliban Announces Interim Government Positions, Reportedly Invites Russia, China, Pakistan to Attend Ceremony


According to new reports, the Taliban has invited Russia, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar and Iran to attend its government formation ceremony. 

Russian news agency TASS cited Al Jazeera in reporting that a Taliban representative said: “We have sent invitations to Turkey, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Qatar to take part in the [ceremony] of announcing [the composition of the new Afghan] government,” per BizPacReview. 

Pakistan, China and Russia are among the few countries still operating embassies in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. 

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political office, told Al Jazeera they are in the process of forming an inclusive government. 

“I assure the people that we strive to improve their living conditions, and that the government will be responsible to everyone and will provide security because it is necessary for economic development, not just in Afghanistan but in the whole world,” Baradar said.

Additionally, the Taliban announced Tuesday their interim government positions. 

 

To no surprise, none of the positions are held by women.