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Reactions sparked over Taliban interim cabinet

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KABUL: The announcement of the Taliban Islamic Movement’s interim cabinet faced various types of reactions by the world countries.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country would follow the development in Afghanistan.

 “As you know just now, it’s hard to call it permanent, but an interim cabinet has been announced,” Erdoğan told reporters in a joint media appearance with his Congo counterpart, Felix Tshisekedi.

“We do not know how long this temporary cabinet will last. Our duty now is to follow this process carefully.”

The U.S. Department of state said in a statement that the Afghans deserve to have an inclusive government.

Washington demanded the Islamic Movement of Taliban to prevent Afghanistan being used against any other country. The statement also urged the movement to allow humanitarian aids to the people of Afghanistan.

 “We have concern over the connections and history of some members,” the statement added.

But Pakistan, a neighboring country of Afghanistan, said that Islamabad will continue to closely follow the “evolving” situation in Afghanistan. “We have noted the latest announcement about formation of interim political set-up in Kabul, which would address the requirement of a governance structure to meet the urgent needs of the people of Afghanistan,” The Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. “We hope that the new political dispensation will ensure coordinated efforts for peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan as well as work towards taking care of humanitarian and development needs of the Afghan people.”

Uzbekistan also welcomed the interim government and pledged of cooperation.

The Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid late Tuesday announced the new cabinet that will be active as the caretaker board. The 33-member cabinet doesn’t include any woman. Head of the cabinet is Mullah Hassan Akhund. 

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