A 15-member team led by the supreme leader of the Taliban Mullah Hebtullah Akhundzada is busy discussing in Kandahar province to reshuffle their interim cabinet so that they get recognized, a source told BBC Pashto.
This is the first meeting headed by the supreme Mullah Hebtullah Akhundzada since the Taliban took over.
The source on the condition of anonymity told BBC that the 15-member team includes ministers of the interim government and other high-ranking officials of the IEA.
The Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, Deputy PM Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Defense Minister Mullah Yaqoob Mujahid, Interior Minister Sarajudin Haqqani, Minister of Education, Minister of Health, Minister Finance, Trade Minister, Mines and Petroleum Minister, Chief Attorney, and several other high-ranking officials of the IEA have been meeting in Kandahar.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has not officially commented on the meeting yet.
The meeting comes as the Taliban’s government has not yet been recognized by any country and inclusivity of government and respect for women’s and human rights are the biggest preconditions for recognition by the World Community.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said that the Taliban need internal legitimization for regional and global recognition.