Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has reportedly left the country after the Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday.
According to reports, his close aides have also left the country along with the President.
Earlier in the day, acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said the President has handed the authority of solving the crisis in the country to political leaders.
Mohammadi said that a delegation will travel to Doha on Monday for talks on the country’s situation.
The delegation includes key political leaders, including Younus Qanooni, Ahmad Wali Massoud, Mohammad Mohaqiq among others.
Taliban has agreed that Ghani will resign after a political agreement and hand the power to a transitional government, reports said.
Afghans have said that they seek a political settlement and an end to the ongoing violence in the country.
Earlier, negotiations were on in the Afghan Presidential Palace to transfer power to the Taliban.
Head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah was said to be mediating the process, Afghan media reported.
As per reports, Ali Ahamd Jalali will be appointed as head of the new interim government.
Meanwhile, Acting Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, in separate video clips, assured Kabul’s people were secure as they are protecting the city along with international allies.
Earlier, the Taliban, in a statement, assured residents of Kabul no to be afraid as they are not intended to enter the Afghan capital militarily and there will be a peaceful movement towards Kabul.
The Taliban readied its forces on outskirts of the Afghan capital from all sides on Sunday as panicked civilians prepared for the armed group’s takeover of Kabul nearly 20 years after relinquishing power in an American-led assault.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said fighters were remaining on the capital’s outskirts as negotiations took place.
“Our forces have not entered Kabul city, and we just issued a statement saying that our forces will not enter Kabul city,” Shaheen told Al Jazeera from Doha, where peace talks are taking place.
“We are talking and awaiting a peaceful transfer – a transition of the capital city.”