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Hope for inclusive government in Afghanistan: Blinken

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(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Sep 4 (PTI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said his country and the international community expect the Taliban to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan. “We and countries around the world have said that it is expected that the new government should be truly inclusive and have non-Talibanians who represent different communities and different interests in Afghanistan,” Blinken said at a news conference. To announce the formation of a new government soon after the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Sep 4 (PTI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that his country and the international community expect the Taliban to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

“We and countries around the world have said that it is expected that the new government should be truly inclusive and have non-Talibanians who represent different communities and different interests in Afghanistan,” Blinken said at a news conference.

The Taliban is likely to announce the formation of a new government soon after taking over Afghanistan last month.

Blinken said that the government is expected to be inclusive, but it is expected to see a government that specifically protects the freedom of travel, does not allow its territory to be used for terrorist attacks on the United States or any of its allies, women and To uphold the fundamental rights of the Afghan people, including minorities, and to fulfill the promises of not taking retaliatory actions.

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“I think everyone, including the State Department, will have to look back over 20 years to understand the developments in the war and the partnership with Afghanistan, and to ask the right questions and learn from that,” he said.

Blinken said that America’s diplomacy with allies would intensify. The External Affairs Minister will travel to Qatar and Germany to intensify diplomacy with his allies amid the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson told reporters that Blinken had no plans to meet with the Taliban leadership in Doha.

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