Taliban canceled inauguration of Afghan cabinet scheduled for September 11

The Taliban have cancelled the inauguration of Afghanistan’s interim government scheduled for September 11. Inamullah Samangani, a member of the movement’s cultural commission, said this on Twitter on Friday, September 10.

“The inauguration ceremony of the new Afghan government was cancelled a few days ago. In order not to further confuse people, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced part of the cabinet, and it has already begun work,” Samangani wrote.

At the same time, he did not give any information about the possibility of holding the ceremony in the future.

The fact that the inauguration ceremony of the new Afghan cabinet is scheduled for September 11 became known three days before the scheduled date. Kabul has promised to respect the provisions of international law as long as it does not contradict “Islamic law and national values” of Afghanistan. The same was true for women’s rights.

It was noted that Mohammad Hassan Akhund would serve as prime minister. Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the movement’s political office, was appointed deputy head of the cabinet. Amir Khan Muttaki was temporarily appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Abdul Haq Wasik was appointed acting intelligence minister. Mohammad Idris was temporarily appointed head of the country’s central bank.