The first deputy of the prime minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said that Serik Zhumangarin, Kazakhstan's deputy prime minister and Minister of Trade and Integration, pledged to reopen the embassy and consulate of the current Afghan government in Kazakhstan.
Baradar said that the Islamic Emirate is working on improving interactions with the world.
“They indicated this ... yesterday, that we will reopen our embassy or consulate in Afghanistan and assured us that we can also reopen our embassy and consulate there,” Baradar noted.
A delegation of Kazakhstan, led by the deputy prime minister and minister of trade and integration, visited Kabul on Saturday and had meetings with a number of senior officials of the Islamic Emirate, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
In order to improve relations, the Islamic Emirate asked this high-ranking Kazakh official to receive the diplomats of the current Afghan government.
Meanwhile, some analysts said that accepting Islamic Emirate diplomats without also recognizing the current government is a one-way relationship.
“Sending and accepting diplomats without official recognition ... is a one-way relationship and has one-sided benefits,” said Noorullah Raghi, former diplomat.
“If in general the international community, US, European Union, Russia, China does not give tecognition, I don’t think other countries will recognize the Islamic Emirate,” said Noorullah Raghi, a former diplomat.
Although the Islamic Emirate has diplomatic missions in Tehran, Istanbul, Islamabad, Dubai, Moscow, Beijing, and a number of Arab and African nations, no nation has recognized the Islamic Emirate.