India and Iran expressed concern over the humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan in a joint statement following a visit of India PM's national security advisor Ajit Dual to Iran.
The statement said that Iran and India support the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan that involves all ethnic groups.
"The parties expressed concern about the social and economic situation in Afghanistan and supported the establishment of an inclusive government with meaningful participation of all groups and ethnic groups,” the statement reads.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in a meeting with Ajit Dual, the national security advisor to the Indian Prime Minister, that the strengthening of bilateral ties between Tehran and New Delhi can have "constructive effects" in resolving regional concerns, including the issue of Afghanistan.
However, the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Emirate said that economic challenges in Afghanistan are due to the freezing of Afghan assets.
"The economic problems in Afghanistan are brought on by the freezing of the Afghan people's money and the sanctions imposed by some powerful countries, but experience has shown that systematic pressure does not work,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy.
"Over the past 20 months, Afghanistan's government and people have both felt the strain of economic pressure, but the joint statement of India and Iran is based on the definition of their interests in order to align their political views on the current government of Afghanistan," said Zalmay Afghanyar, a political analyst.
According to some analysts, the creation of an inclusive government in the country is a necessity.
"The necessity of an inclusive government is felt more than ever before. The issue of Afghanistan is not external, it has an internal aspect,” said Wahid Faqiri, an international relations expert.
Nearly 21 months have passed since the Islamic Emirate came to power, but the international community has yet to recognize it. As a result, nations have repeatedly emphasized the need for the establishment of an inclusive government, respecting women's rights, including their right to work and education.