Mujahid says west preventing Islamic Emirate’s recognition

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The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman while traveling in Turkey said that the West, particularly the United States, has prevented the recognition of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

In an interview with the Turkish “Ilke News Agency,” Zabiullah Mujahid said that some Muslim and regional countries are unwilling to recognize the Islamic Emirate because of issues they have with the United States.

“The West is behind this; they prevent the recognition of and cooperation with an Islamic government. Although the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has made–and continues to make–great attempts, unfortunately, some pressures are applied,” Mujahid said.

“There is no doubt that the US government is attempting to stop everyone from recognizing the Taliban,” said Wahidullah Faqiri, a political analyst.

Mujahid said that Kabul wants to improve its political and economic ties with all nations, including the United States and Europe. Additionally, he urged investment in Afghanistan from the US and Europe.

“All nations should work with us and not be worried about us. We want to have good political and economic interactions with other countries, such interactions that would be trusted by both parties, including America and Europe. We asked Americans to invest in Afghanistan,” Mujahid said.

Officials of the Islamic Emirate have said that security issues in the nation have been resolved and that the international community should recognize the current Afghan government.

Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid called on Turkey to engage in “deep” relations with Islamic Emirate and recognize its government.

Mujahid made the remarks in an interview with a Turkish TV channel.

The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman also urged the US to lift sanctions on Afghanistan.

“We want to have deep diplomatic relations with Turkey and other countries, so If God wills, the Islamic Emirate will be recognized through this and there will be further cooperation both in the diplomatic and economic sector,” Mujahid said.

Analysts believe that the Islamic Emirate must take tremendous steps to earn the recognition of the international community.

“The issue of lifting some restrictions on women’s work and travelling is important. The ensuring of some political and civil rights of the people is important and then, in general, the formation of an inclusive government is important,” said Shir Hassan Hassan, a political analyst.

“Turkey is an Islamic country and it is located both in Asia and Europe, and can play an important political and economic role as a liaison between the Islamic Emirate and the international community,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.

Speaking of women’s access to education, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman said that efforts are underway to facilitate girls’ education under an Islamic format.

“The Islamic Emirate is paying all-out efforts to provide a safe and protected environment under the Islamic format for women in education field and work,” Mujahid said.

Zabiullah Mujahid has left Kabul for Ankara to participate in the gathering of the Union of Scholars and Madrasas (İttihad’ul Ulema).

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