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Saudi Foreign Minister discusses with his US counterpart developments in Afghanistan

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah discussed with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a phone call on Thursday the situation in Afghanistan.

The two ministers reviewed the strategic relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them in all fields.

The contact also discussed the most important developments, foremost of which are the developments in Afghanistan and the region.

Earlier, a senior official in the “Taliban” movement revealed some aspects of the political system to be implemented in Afghanistan after the movement’s control of the country.

Wahidullah Hashemi, who is close to the decision-making joints within the movement, confirmed to Reuters that Afghanistan may be run by a new ruling council, but the higher decision will most likely be concentrated in the hands of the movement’s leader, Hebatullah Akhundzadeh.

Hashemi explained that the role of Akhundzadeh will be that of the head of state, adding: “Maybe his deputy will play the role of the president.”

This administrative system is very similar to what Afghanistan witnessed during the Taliban era, 1996-2001.

The leader acknowledged that many issues related to how to run the country have not yet been resolved, but it is certain that Afghanistan will not be a democratic country, but will be run according to Islamic law.

He explained, “There will be no democratic system because there is no ground for it in our country,” 

He added that there is no discussion around the type of political system that should be followed in Afghanistan because this is clear, and it is Sharia’s “Islamic system.”

Hashemi confirmed that he will participate later this week in a meeting of “Taliban” leaders that will discuss issues of running the country.

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