The Islamic Emirate spokesperson said that “some countries that failed in Afghanistan” over the past 20 years are preventing the current Afghan government from interacting with the international community.
The Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a number of countries are still eager to interact with the current Afghan government.
"The countries that failed in Afghanistan, and the countries that shamefully left, they did not normalize their interactions and are preventing the Islamic Emirate from having good interactions with other nations," Mujahid said.
The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate emphasized that the current government will not accept the demands of the international community to recognize the Islamic Emirate.
"They (countries) had their own goals in Afghanistan, and they are still working toward these goals, but the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has fought to preserve its independence, therefore it will maintain its position," Mujahid remarked.
According to some political analysts, the international world will not engage with the current Afghan government until the Islamic Emirate lifts its restrictions on women and reconsiders its position regarding the international community’s demands.
"The Islamic countries don't want to recognize (the current Afghan govt) as long as girls' schools are closed because they don't want to recognize an inappropriate example of women's rights,” said Tariq Farhadi, a political analyst.
"This interaction faces three primary obstacles. The red lines and the values on either side do not match, to start. The two sides have differing perspectives on governance,” said Salim Kargar, a political analyst.
Earlier, the Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in an op-ed for Al Jazeera called for the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Emirate and the world's interaction with Afghanistan.
Muttaqi, in an op-ed for Al Jazeera, said that the primary cause of the ongoing economic crisis is the imposition of sanctions and banking restrictions by the US, saying that this impedes and delays efforts to address the humanitarian crisis.
The op-ed is titled: “Afghanistan is ready to work with the US, but sanctions must go.”
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