Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister of the Islamic Emirate, at a ceremony at the Afghan embassy in Islamabad following a meeting of the foreign ministers of Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan, said that the current Afghan government is inclusive and that all of the ethnic groups in Afghanistan have a share in it.
Speaking at the event, Muttaqi said that in the tripartite meeting between these three countries, the importance of interaction with the current Afghan government was also discussed.
The acting foreign minister asked the world to make the issues of Afghanistan a priority.
"If inclusiveness means that one minister is proposed by France, another by the US, and yet another by another government, then we cannot achieve such inclusiveness in reality. But if inclusiveness means that Afghans from all parts of the country should be represented, then it is," Muttaqi added.
Amir Khan Muttaqi asked Islamabad to make it easier for Afghan residents to travel. He also emphasized the need to implement regional infrastructural projects.
"We were able to release more than 2,000 prisoners from Sindh prison in the last few months and pay their travel expenses from our own budget,” he noted.
"When we talk about political diversity, inclusive governance, and order, our purpose is not the presence of different groups or the division between different factions, but the presence of people from different parts of society in the governance,” said Wais Nasiri, a political analyst.
Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy in India shared a Joint Statement of the 5th China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue, which was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 6, stating that the foreign ministers underscored the need to tackle security challenges posing a serious threat to regional and global security, and directly impacting the stability and economic prosperity of the entire region.
According to the statement, the three sides agreed to coordinate and cooperate on security, (against) organized crime and drug smuggling, and called on the international community to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and provide necessary supplies, equipment and technical assistance in this regard to the relevant countries.
The joint statement also says that “the three sides stressed the importance of sustained and urgent humanitarian support to the people of Afghanistan including the imperative to bridge funding gaps for humanitarian operations. The ministers underlined that humanitarian support to the people of Afghanistan must remain delinked from any political considerations.”
The three sides agreed to enhance transit trade through Gwadar Port, strengthen cooperation in fields such as agriculture, trade, energy, capacity building, border management and others.