Spokesperson and member of the Taliban’s political office Suhail Shaheen said that they are ready to establish an all-inclusive government but not a selective one.

In response to the western pressures for an inclusive government in Afghanistan, Shaheen said that they have included ethnic minorities in their caretaker government and will soon add women in.

The Taliban’s interim cabinet is not only criticized by the international community but also by the people in Afghanistan as it does not include women and non-Taliban figures.

Suhail Shaheen in an exclusive interview with Al-Jazeera said that the west must respect the wishes of the Afghan people.

The ambassador-designate to the UN-Suhail Shaheen- made the comments as the Taliban delegation led by the acting foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi met with the US delegation in Doha and will continue talking on Sunday, October 10 as well.

They are discussing ways to evacuate Afghans among other political issues.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.