MoFA: Afghanistan will not be arena for foreign powers



Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan on Friday said in his remarks that the international community should have positive interactions with Afghanistan.

In a meeting ‘unveiling the book of one-year achievements of MoFA’ Mr. Muttaqi reiterated that the current regime will not allow Afghanistan to change to a ‘competitive field’ of the powerful countries. He further added, “it is the Islamic Emirate’s politics, and responsibility to provide education and employment opportunities for the people.”

The Foreign Minister’s remarks on ‘education and employment opportunities came as the unemployment rate among the Afghan populace has skyrocketed since the overthrow of the previous regime in August 2021. Thousands of highly educated and experienced Afghan youths migrated to neighboring countries such as Iran and Pakistan in search of work to feed their families.

A large majority of private businesses and NGOs closed their doors due to the existing dire economic situation and the uncertain political environment in Afghanistan – adversely affecting the living conditions of the ordinary people.

Meanwhile, the ruling regime has barred women from working in government organizations and girls from attending schools beyond grade six since. Recently, they have resumed public punishment such as flogging, stoning and public execution – receiving worldwide criticism.

In response to the massive criticism, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Chief Spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan described it as disrespectful to the culture, beliefs and Islamic values, and he asked the international community to respect those values and interact positively.—Tolonews