Politicians and political analysts said that the Islamic Emirate has not engaged in effective diplomacy over the past eight months toward gaining international recognition.
According to critics, the closing of girls' schools above the sixth grade and human rights issues are factors that have made it difficult to recognize the current government.
“Creating an inclusive government is the demand of human rights, women's rights, girls' education, and finally the work of women, and dozens of other things are the issues that the Islamic Emirate had to do that it has not yet done it, and every day a new law is made against the wishes of the United Nations,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the Afghanistan Solidarity Movement.
“The Taliban tried hard to engage with the world through diplomacy, but they did not succeed because Afghanistan is still unrecognized, and the reason for that is the restrictions imposed on women, youth and media. These restrictions must be lifted,” said Wali Forouzan, international relations expert.
Following the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate, Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, made trips to neighboring countries, the region and beyond with the stated purpose of dealing with the issue of international recognition.
Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said Afghanistan's diplomacy with the world has been successful, adding that the the new government has been tacitly if not formally recognized by the world.
“Although the Islamic Emirate has not publicly established political interactions with any countries, it has kept its diplomacy so active and alive that it has progressed very well and deeply with all the countries of the world, and you can see that we are currently interacting with many countries. "We have established good relations, which is considered a kind of silent recognition,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
So far, diplomats from the Islamic Emirate in Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan and Kazakhstan have officially begun their work, and more than a dozen countries, including the European Union, are active in Kabul. But it is not yet clear which of these countries will take the lead in recognizing the Islamic Emirate.