The acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has temporarily taken on the task of regulating the Islamic Emirate's internal and external policy, which was one of the duties of the Prime Minister's political deputy.
The Islamic Emirate's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, told TOLOnews that Muttaqi will temporarily take over for Political Deputy Prime Minister Mawlawi Abdul Kabir due to his illness.
"Following up on domestic and foreign policy have been entrusted to the minister of foreign affairs, and the head of the political deputy PM's office should carry out the other work and activities,” Mujahid said.
It has been almost three months that the political deputy of the Prime Minister has not been present in meetings and visits with officials from other countries.
"We hope that he will return to his duties in the coming days. He participates in consultations and gave advice to the government, but he did not visit his office because the physicians had urged him to take a rest,” said Hassan Haqyar, head of the media directorate of the political deputy of the PM.
Some political analysts said that the Islamic Emirate's leaders' presence is important in meetings, and urged that the current government provide an explanation for the officials' attendance and absence.
"I hope the Islamic Emirate shares with the nation every issue, including changes and meetings, travel abroad and inside ... so that some propaganda and worries will be removed,” Kamran Aman, a political analyst, told TOLOnews.
Mawlawi Abdul Kabir most recently met on September 4, 2023, with the former Turkish ambassador. However, he did not have any formal meetings following that.