The Taliban have expressed a desire to meet with a representative of the former Afghan authorities

Leaders of the Taliban want to meet with high-ranking members of the former Afghan government within 48 hours. That was reported by Reuters on August 18, citing Taliban representatives.

The fighters said they would act openly and not remain in the shadows.

Members of the movement were ordered not to celebrate the fact that they had taken control of Kabul.

On August 17, the Taliban demanded that civilians surrender their arms and ammunition. The militants also said they did not want revenge on anyone and issued an act of pardon for anyone who had opposed them.

In addition, the Taliban invited women to participate in governing the country and to be present in the future government. The members of the movement said they did not want women to be victims. At the same time, Afghan citizens took to the streets of Kabul to demand respect for their rights.