The Taliban supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said that Afghan territory will not be utilized to launch military operations against other nations and urged the international community not to interfere with Afghanistan's internal affairs.

"We promise our neighbors, the region, and the international community that no one will be permitted to exploit our land to undermine the security of other nations," Akhundzada said.

The Taliban asserted that they are sticking to a pact they signed with the United States in 2020, prior to retaking power, in which they committed to combat terrorism.

Since their takeover the previous year, they have frequently stated that Afghanistan will not be used as a launching pad for assaults on other nations.

In a speech before the Eid al-Adha celebration, Akhundzada added, "we also do not want foreign interference in our internal matters."

In 2001, a coalition led by the United States expelled the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks on the United States.

Around middle of August, during the chaotic final weeks of the U.S. and NATO pullout from Afghanistan, the religious organization retook authority.

The international community has been wary of any recognition or cooperation with the Taliban, especially after they limited the rights of women and minorities - actions reminiscent of their repressive regime in the late 1990s.

A spiritual leader of the Taliban, Akhundzada has remained a secluded figure. After his predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike in 2016, he quickly ascended to the position of Islamist movement leader.

After assuming power, Akhundzada won the support of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who dubbed the preacher "the emir of the faithful."

The endorsement by bin Laden's progeny helped solidify his credentials as a jihadist among the Taliban's longtime allies.

In his Eid greeting, Akhundzada stated, "Within the framework of mutual contact and commitment, we seek good diplomatic, economic, and political relations with the world, including the United States, as we believe this to be in the best interests of all parties."

The conclusion of a three-day gathering of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital on Saturday featured appeals for the international community to recognize the Taliban-led government of the country.

On Friday, the reclusive Akhundzada came to Kabul from his headquarters in the southern province of Kandahar and addressed the assembly. It is believed that this was his first trip to the Afghan capital since the Taliban took power.