A Taliban spokesperson told the BBC: We can announce a new government in 2 days, no female ministers

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Speaking to the BBC Pashto Service, Stanikzai, the Taliban spokesman in Doha, said they will form an “inclusive” government.

Stanikzai announced that women will also be part of the new administration, but that there will be no women ministers in the government. The Taliban spokesman said women who served in the former US-backed government will not be included in the new administration.

Taliban leaders have said in their previous statements that they will respect women’s rights if they abide by Sharia rules.

The United Nations (UN) Security Council, on the other hand, has called for negotiations with the Taliban to establish a new government in Afghanistan that is inclusive and in which women participate fully and on an equal footing.

BRITISH GOVERNMENT MEETS THE TALIBAN

On the other hand, the UK, which continues to work for the evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan, is in talks with the Taliban to provide a “safe corridor” for the deportation of some British and Afghan citizens. from the country.

In the statement made by the British government, it was indicated that talks with senior Taliban officials are continuing in Doha.

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The Taliban had signaled that they might allow some exits after August 31, which they set as a deadline for the evacuation of foreign citizens.

123 THOUSAND PEOPLE RELEASED

After the Taliban seized the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, a major evacuation operation was launched under the leadership of the United States to remove foreign nationals from Afghanistan by August 31.

The last American soldiers in Afghanistan also left Kabul airport yesterday. US President Joe Biden called the international evacuation operations “extraordinarily successful”.

The US Department of Defense announced that by August 31, nearly 123,000 foreign nationals and Afghans working with them had been evacuated from the country.

There are warnings that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is worsening. Tens of thousands of people across the country have had to leave their homes.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has announced that it expects an additional 500,000 people to flee the country by various means in the coming months, due to political unrest.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the crisis in the country could turn into a “humanitarian disaster”.

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