Attendees at the Union of Scholars and Madrasas (Ittihad'ul Ulema) meeting in Turkey issued a statement calling on Islamic countries to extend cultural, political and economic relations with Afghanistan.
The statement said the role of Islamic countries is important in the recognition of the Islamic Emirate, and religious scholars must encourage their countries’ businessmen to help Afghanistan.
Part of the statement said “religious scholars from Islamic countries have to play a great role to extend cultural, political and economic relations with Afghanistan."
The Islamic Emirate welcomed the statement of this meeting, with the spokesman for Islamic Emirate saying that world religious scholars can be useful for the recognition of the current government and in other areas.
"Those religious scholars that have a major influence in their society accepted the articles of the statement and we hope that with the support of these countries we will form cultural and diplomatic relationships and solve economic issues...and make progress in the country," said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Political analysts said that powerful countries have influence on many Islamic countries, and Islamic countries don’t have an important role in the recognition of Afghanistan.
"Countries, if they are Muslim or non- Muslim, are under the influence of America, until American recognizes Afghanistan's current government, no countries will do that," said Janat Fahim Achakzai.
At the meeting of scholars in Turkey, six countries' scholars attended and the spokesman for Islamic Emirate mentioned important issues, including the reopening of schools for girls above grade six.