The Islamic Emirate said that the recognition of the current Afghan government was nevessary for the world itself, not only for Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate made the remarks in response to comments from representatives of regional countries, which demanded reforms in the Afghan government for recognition.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the official recognition of the “Taliban” depends on progress in fulfilling their promises.
“The issue of official recognition of the Taliban authorities is premature for the time being. The positive decision will depend on evolvement of developments in Afghanistan, to be more specific - when the Taliban will fulfill their promises, including the establishment of the inclusive government, and efficient combating of terrorist and drug threats coming from the territory of Afghanistan,” Lavrov told Russian news outlet TASS.
“We will gradually move together with other members of the global community in linkage to that towards exclusion of the Taliban from sanction lists of the UN Security Council, which will create in its turn the basis for official recognition of the new government of Afghanistan,” Lavrov added.
Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi also emphasized the need to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
“An inclusive government is one of the needs for Afghanistan's political society. If the Islamic Emirate seeks good governance and an enduring authority, they should pay attention to this issue,” said Hekmatullah Mirzad, a university instructor.
The Islamic Emirate however insisted that it had fulfilled its commitments for recognition.
“The recognition of the Islamic Emirate was not only the need of the Islamic Emirate but the international community as well. Afghanistan is a member of the international community and the engagement of Afghanistan with the international community benefits all of us,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
The Islamic Emirate cited engagement with the world and self-sufficiency as its core policy for the year 2022.