The acting Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, said he considers the current government inclusive, but said there is no place in this government for some figures of the previous government who the nation does not want and who are not acceptable to the international community.
Speaking at a gathering of Islamic Emirate leaders and tribal elders, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir said that having good relations between Afghanistan and the world is essential and that the current government wants to have relations with all nations of the world.
“They are not acceptable to our people or to us if they come here and join our government. They are intolerable even to the world. With them, the government cannot be inclusive, but it leads to corruption,” the acting PM noted.
“There is positive change happening in the world. The Islamic Emirate wants positive relations and mutual respect with all nations in the region and around the world in light of Islamic Sharia. If the world does not cause problems for us, we will not cause problems for the world,” Mawlawi Abdul Kabir further said.
A meeting of tribal elders, religious experts, academics, and physicians, together with some officials of the Islamic Emirate, took place on Thursday in Kabul's Sepidar Palace.
Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister, said during the meeting that although the previous administration's ties with nations like Pakistan, Iran, and Central Asian nations were severe, they had improved since the Islamic Emirate came to power.
"The public perception is that Afghanistan is not recognized; but I don’t equate this current unrecognized administration with the officials of the former government. The previous administration was at odds with Pakistan, Iran, and the Central Asian nations, causing months-long road closures and rate swings, but during the past year, relations between our country and these six neighbors were positive,” Muttaqi said.
"After that, we must protect the country from believing that a foreigner would once again take control of the country. We must make an effort not to leave next generations with harsh thoughts as a legacy,” said Anas Haqqani, a prominent member of the Islamic Emirate.
Some participants of the meeting asked the Islamic Emirate to open schools to students as soon as possible and to provide job opportunities for young people.
Some Islamic Emirate representatives at the discussion stressed their support for constructive criticism.