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Two dozen high-ranking Taliban officials inducted in the temporary Afghan government.

The Taliban has urged the United States and other countries to recognise their Afghan government.

Two dozen high-ranking Taliban officials inducted in the temporary Afghan government.
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According to Pajhwok Afghan News, the Taliban announced more than two dozen high-level personnel, including ministers and deputy ministers, for its transitional government in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The officials and ministers were entered in accordance with directives from Taliban supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, the interim government's spokesperson.

Maulvi Shahabuddin Delawar has been named acting minister of mines and petroleum, while Mullah Mohammad Abbas Akhund has been named acting minister of disaster management, according to the Afghan news agency.

The names of 25 others who have been appointed as deputy ministers, corps commanders, and heads of independent departments, according to a list released by Zabihullah Mujahid and obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News, include acting director of prisons, deputy minister of border and tribal affairs, and head of Kandahar airport.

Late last month, the Taliban encouraged the US and other countries to recognise their government in Afghanistan, warning that failing to do so, as well as the continuous freezing of Afghan funds overseas, would have dire consequences "lead to problems not only for the country but for the world."

The Taliban and the US went to war the last time because they didn't have proper diplomatic ties, according to Zabihullah Mujahid.

Since the Islamist insurgents took control of the war-torn country in August, following the collapse of the Ashraf Ghani-led government, no country has formally recognised the interim Taliban government, and billions of dollars in Afghan assets and funds abroad have been frozen, despite the country's severe economic and humanitarian crises.

Senior government officials from a number of countries, on the other hand, have been meeting with Taliban commanders in Kabul and elsewhere to arrange peace and aid agreements.

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