Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in an interview with Indian StratNews Global said that the return of Indian diplomats to Afghanistan is a sign of improvement in ties between Kabul and New Delhi and that the Islamic Emirate currently has positive relations with India in both the political and economic spheres.
“Afghanistan and India have a very long history of relations, India is great country in the region. Both countries have maintained political, economic and business relations. India’s returning back to Afghanistan is a very good step, it facilitates transportation, people-to-people movement and trade gradually. Ariana flights have begun flights to India, it is predicted that consul services will begin soon. So, all of this is improvement and progress,” Muttaqi said.
While talking to the StratNews Global channel, Muttaqi said that the Islamic Emirate maintained balanced relations with all the countries.
“Our good balanced relations with Pakistan, India, China, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, we have maintained a balance when it comes to these relations,” he said.
Meanwhile, analysts believe that until the Islamic Emirate provides positive answers to the international community’s demands, foreign countries' relations with Afghanistan will not improve.
“They should adopt a neutral politics to prove to all countries that Afghanistan is not a competition field for these countries, and in our relations with India we should be very careful so that the ground is not favorable for Pakistan, so it does not harm Afghanistan's policies,” said Javid Sangdil, an international relations expert.
"Some countries have legitimate demands, such as India, that their political, economic, and security interests should be taken into account in Afghanistan, and Afghanistan should not be a threat to them,” said Noorullah Raghi, an international relations expert.
Muttaqi stressed once again that Afghanistan’s soil will not be used against any country.
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