The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said that efforts are underway for certain countries to reopen their embassies in Kabul in the coming days.
Muttaqi said that the reopening of the embassies in Kabul reflects recognition of the Islamic Emirate and that some countries have already recognized the interim Afghan government without an official announcement.
“There is daily improvement. We are working to facilitate the reopening of embassies in the future. We hope this problem will be solved completely,” Muttaqi said.
The acting Foreign Minister underscored the need for diplomatic relations with other countries.
“Currently, the embassies of neighboring countries such as China, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Pakistan are open in Kabul. The embassies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia are opened here. The embassies of India, Turkey, Qatar and the UAE are also opened, the embassy of Saudi Arabia is also opened and its diplomats may return in the near future,” he said.
This comes as political analysts said that the reopening of the embassies in Kabul will have a positive impact on the caretaker government.
“The responsibility of the government is to bring the international community close to Afghanistan, and the current government has not fulfilled its duties outside the country,” said Najibullah, a political analyst.
“The countries that are reopening their embassies in Afghanistan, or those countries that have their embassies already opened, can play a beneficial role in improving international relations with the Islamic Emirate,” said Saleem Kakar, political analyst.
Officials of the Islamic Emirate repeatedly stressed they are ready to engage with the international community, but no country has officially recognized it.