Taliban resumed operation of Afghanistan's state authorities

26 July

The radical Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) managed in a short time to reopen almost all the central and local government bodies in Afghanistan and brought many of the former regime officials back to work, Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan's interim government, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said on Tuesday.

"At present, central and local government bodies in Afghanistan have restored their activities, corruption in their work has been eliminated and over 500,000 officials of the previous regime have been brought back to work in state bodies," Muttaqi said at the international conference "Afghanistan: Security and Economic Development" held in Tashkent. He stressed that since they came to power, not a single official "has been fired because of political ideology."

According to him, for the first time in the history of Afghanistan, a policy of tolerance has been announced. "We want Afghanistan to become a peaceful and stable country," the Afghan diplomat said. According to him, the current international conference in Tashkent compares favorably with previous international forums on Afghanistan. "This is the first international conference that speaks not about peace but about addressing the country's socio-economic development", Muttaqi said.

The Taliban launched a massive operation to take control of Afghanistan after the US announced its decision to withdraw its military forces in the spring of 2021. Last August 15, the radicals entered Kabul without fighting, and on September 7, they announced the composition of the interim government, the legitimacy of which has not yet been recognized by any country.



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Based on materials from TASS