The Russian Federation once again reiterated its conditions for recognizing of the current Afghan government—which includes the formation of an inclusive government and ensuring human rights in the country.
The Islamic Emirate insists it has fulfilled all conditions for recognition.
The call for the formation of an inclusive government and the upholding of human rights in Afghanistan was made by the Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, while speaking to Moscow daily RBK.
“The global community has a list of demands. First of all, ethnopolitical inclusivity of the [Taliban] government. There are representatives of other ethnicities in the government, but all of them are members of the Taliban. Second, we expect the Taliban to respect basic human rights. To start with, we’re talking about women’s right to work as well as other civil rights,” Kabulov told RBK.
The Russian envoy also downplayed the UN’s reports about the humanitarian situation, believing the real situation is even worse in Afghanistan.
“The conditions to officially recognize new Afghan authorities will be ripe after significant progress is made on these issues,” he said.
The Russian envoy urged the Islamic Emirate to create “normal conditions” for the citizens in order to remain in power.
But the Islamic Emirate said it has fulfilled all conditions for recognition.
“Currently, the government that is active now includes around 500,000 employees of the former administration, which represents the whole country,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
“They (Russia) want those who were in the previous governments, the nation is not accepting them ... But the Taliban says they have people from across Afghanistan and their government is inclusive,” said Khalilullah, a political analyst.
It has been around five months since the Islamic Emirate announced its cabinet, but no country has thus far recognized the ruling Afghan government.