The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan in a telephonic conversation emphasized the need for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed concerns over the ban on women's education and working.
“Amirabdollahian expressed his concerns about the problematic situation in Afghanistan. He voiced regret over the move to deprive girls of education in Afghanistan and stressed the necessity of forming an inclusive government in the country,” the statement reads.
Analysts said positions in public offices should be given to skilled and experienced people.
“The Taliban should hand over the activities to professional people. They should give posts to professional people in the administration to end criticism from neighboring and world countries,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“An inclusive government is needed because of the situation, not because of the demand of the world and neighbors. Based on their demand, it is illegitimate but based on the demands of the nation, it is a legitimate call,” said Mariam Nayibi, a women’s rights activist.
The Islamic Emirate meanwhile urged the two neighboring countries to accomplish their “responsibilities” regarding the improvement of Afghanistan’s relations with the international community.
“The Islamic Emirate as responsible manages its affairs in the country based on the values and interests of the country. Other countries should fulfill their responsibility for the improvement of Afghanistan’s relations with the world, and other economic and business issues,” said the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi.
The international community has put the formation of an inclusive government as one of the conditions to consider the recognition of the Afghan government. But the caretaker government in Afghanistan has repeatedly stressed that its government was inclusive.
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