Mutaqqi: Islamic Emirate has made progress with int’l relations

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The acting foreign minister pledged the full support of the government in addressing the challenges that exist for residents in Kunduz province.

In a gathering on Thursday, Amir Khan Mutaqqi, the acting foreign minister, said that the Islamic Emirate has made advances in interacting with the international community. The acting foreign minister, who traveled to Kunduz province after visiting Badakhshan, said that Kabul possesses good relations with all neighbors and international countries.

Mutaqqi met with local officials and residents across Kunduz.

“Our relations are getting stronger every day. You witness these high-ranking delegations of foreign countries who visit Kabul, and Kabul’s delegates are going abroad,” said Amir Khan Mutaqqi. It has been eleven months since the Islamic Emirate seized power in Afghanistan and its government has not yet been officially recognized by a single country. Mutaqqi mentioned recognition as well.

“Our relations with countries and our travels abroad are official, but there is a separate issue involving the many reasons that recognition has not been announced, we have progress toward recognition as well,” said Amir Khan Mutaqqi.

Meanwhile, political analysts said that the Islamic Emirate government has not been recognized because it has not fulfilled conditions set by the international community. An inclusive government, respecting the rights of women and girls, and fighting insurgency are prominent demands made by the international community.

“A lack of an inclusive government … is a main reason that the Taliban-led government is not recognized,” said Sayed Jawad Sajadi, international relations expert.

“The countries engage with ruling groups to prevent a humanitarian crisis,” said Naseer Ahmad Taraki, an international relations expert.

The acting foreign minister pledged the full support of the government in addressing the challenges that exist for residents in Kunduz province.—Tolo News

 

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