The Taliban demands international recognition of the government.. Its leader appeared in public for the first time | Abroad
“We call on countries inside and outside the region, especially Islamic countries, to recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, lift all sanctions, stop freezing funds, and support Afghanistan’s future development,” the statement said. It does not address demands made by the international community to the Taliban, such as the reopening of girls’ secondary schools. But they declare that they will not interfere in neighboring countries and that neighboring countries, in turn, should not interfere in Afghanistan.
More than 4,500 men attended the three-day meeting in Kabul. Take Pathan or Pashtun leaders through it Loya Jirgan (Grand Council) Important decisions. The population is the largest in the country with 40 per cent Afghans. The Taliban is a Pashtun-dominated movement.
Afghan Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada was also present. Akhundzada is rarely seen in the public eye and lives a very secluded life in the southern city of Kandahar. It has been almost invisible since the Sunni extremists of the Taliban took power in August last year†
In a speech Friday, the leader warned that foreigners should not give orders to Afghanistan. The media were excluded from the meeting, but speeches were broadcast on radio and television. The Taliban leader’s photos have not been released.
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