Taliban convenes ‘cabinet meeting’ in Kandahar


A cabinet meeting of the Taliban, led by its leader Hebatullah Akhundzada, has been in session in Kandahar since Monday, as confirmed by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday.

Mujahid informed Amu that discussions within the meeting encompass a range of topics, including the repatriation of migrants to Afghanistan, economic concerns, annual developments, and efforts to address ongoing challenges within the country.

While the acting ministers of defense and interior from the Taliban are actively participating in the meeting, Mujahid mentioned that three cabinet members are currently absent due to provincial engagements. However, he did not disclose the identities of these three individuals.

When asked about the potential discussion of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Afghanistan’s report in the meeting, Mujahid clarified that this matter has been delegated to the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry and will not be a part of the current cabinet gathering.