The Ministry of Defense (MoD) once again asked Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to return the helicopters of the previous administration that were taken following the fall of the republic.
Inayatullah Khwarazami, the Defense Ministry's spokesman, said that Kabul will take the helicopters in the near future.
"The helicopters are the property of the Afghan people. They should be returned to the current government, to the Ministry of Defense. Of course, they have their own considerations, but the fact is that this is related to the people of Afghanistan, which are in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, whenever they are, they will be taken and counted,” he said.
Meanwhile, some analysts said that until the Islamic Emirate is recognized by the international community, it will be impossible to obtain these helicopters.
"Regarding the helicopters that were taken out of the country, there are a number of issues. First of all, I am not sure that the documentation of these helicopters is related to Afghanistan. The second issue is the issue of the Taliban government, which is not recognized by any country," said Fahim Kohdamani, former diplomat of Afghanistan in Tajikistan.
"The countries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are not allowed to hand over these helicopters to the current government,” said Asadullah Nadim, military expert.
The Islamic Emirate has previously acknowledged that after the fall of the republic, the military of the previous government transferred more than 40 Afghan helicopters to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Islamic Emirate has consistently urged that these countries return the helicopters to Afghanistan.