KABUL: The Taliban have cancelled the inauguration ceremony of their newly formed interim government in Afghanistan.
According to the reports, the inauguration ceremony was slated to be held on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Taliban had invited Russia, Iran, China, Qatar and Pakistan to the inaugural ceremony.
However, Moscow reportedly informed Qatar, which is the go-between for Western nations and the new Kabul government, that it would not participate in the inauguration event if it’s held on the anniversary of 9/11.
Reports also stated that the US and its Nato allies were pressurising the Qatari government to advise the Taliban against holding an inauguration celebration altogether, as it would come off as “inhuman”.
Meanwhile, Inamullah Samangani, a member of the Afghan government’s cultural commission, said on Twitter, “The inauguration ceremony of the new Afghan government was cancelled a few days ago. In order not to confuse people further, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate announced the part of the Cabinet, and it has already started to work.”
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