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Afghanistan seeks international cooperation on first anniversary of Taliban

Kabul, Aug 15 (EFE).- Taliban Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund pushed for deeper ties with the international community as the Islamist regime in Afghanistan marked a year in office on Monday.

The Taliban seized power in Kabul on this day a year ago following a swift military campaign that ended 20 years of US-led military intervention.

The previous 12 months have been tumultuous and volatile, with the Taliban reinforcing restrictions on women’s rights and halting adult girls’ education in the midst of a rising humanitarian catastrophe.

The Islamist regime has been campaigning for international recognition of its legitimacy as Afghanistan’s new government.

But the Taliban have done little to win global support and meet the conditions put forward by Western powers and some regional states.

Women’s rights to education and work are among the criteria.

“The world should strengthen its relations with the Islamic Emirate. We are not a threat to any country,” Akhund said in a congratulatory statement on the first anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan.

Akhund allayed the fears that Afghanistan would be used to carry out subversive activities against other countries.

He said the world should build “positive political and commercial” ties with Afghanistan and help to stabilize the country and the region.

Akhund said the Taliban posed no threat to other countries.

He called on Afghan security forces to “be very patient” in maintaining the security of Afghanistan.

“The official should pay attention to their responsibilities with sincerity, good intentions, and caution. They should carry out their work as entrusted to them and should serve the people.” EFE


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