The acting Minister of Higher Education said that the international community's lack of engagement with Kabul has caused economic challenges in the country.
Talking at a gathering held at Kabul University to assess the current Afghan situation, opportunities and challenges, acting Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani warned that the world should not fear the current Afghan government and that the collapse of the government will result in the start of a new war.
“One of the problems that we have with the world is the lack of positive engagement-- they do not want to engage with us and do not recognize us,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter how heavy it costs the nation, it will reach out to an Islamic government,” he added.
Addressing the same gathering, the Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that there are some seditious elements currently in the country that need to be prevented.
Mujahid criticised the US for imposing sanctions on Afghanistan.
“There is a possibility of the existence of sedition against the government, reconstruction, against unity, against independence and against our people. Serious work should be done to solve this problem and eliminate this sedition,” he said.
No country has yet to recognize the Islamic Emirate government.