The French foreign minister said that the Taliban were lying and that the country would not establish relations with the newly formed interim government.
“They say they will let some foreigners and Afghans leave freely and have promised an inclusive government that represents all sectors, but they are lying,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. said late on September 11, ahead of talks in Qatar on September 12 on future evacuations from Afghanistan.
Le Drian added that France refuses to recognize or have any relationship with the new Taliban government. “We want to see actions from the Taliban side,” he said.
Paris has evacuated about 3,000 people and held talks with the Taliban to enable an evacuation. Foreign Minister Le Drian, who arrived in the Qatari capital Doha on September 12 for talks with the Taliban, said there were still a number of French nationals and hundreds of Afghans with French ties stuck in Afghanistan.
The interim Taliban government is said to have canceled plans to take office on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The information was released by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on September 10, after the Taliban held an international press conference in Kabul on September 7, announcing the members of the interim government, in which Mohammad Hassan Akhund was appointed as the post. government leaders.
Russia is believed to be one of the countries invited by the Taliban to the inauguration, but Lavrov insisted that Russian officials never intended to send a high-level delegation to Kabul to attend.
Thanh Tam (Follow Reuters)