Former Afghanistan officials announce Amrullah Saleh led government in exile
Former Afghan officials, who fled the country after the Taliban takeover last month, have announced the continuation of the Afghan government in exile. It will be led by former Vice President Amrullah Saleh. A statement released by the Afghan Embassy in Switzerland said that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the only legitimate government of Afghanistan that is elected by the votes of the people and no other government can replace a legitimate one.
The statement read after consultations with the elders of the country, they decided to announce the government in exile. The statement said that after the escape of Ashraf Ghani, his first Vice-President Amrullah Saleh will be leading the country. The statement also said that the three powers of the government namely executive, judicial, and legislative will be activated soon and they have been busy consulting in this regard. The statement has also announced their support to the resistance front – the anti-Taliban front led by Ahmad Masoud – and has added that all the embassies and consulates of Afghanistan will be functional as normal.