The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, urged the international community to engage with the caretaker government of Afghanistan.
Zardari also urged the Islamic Emirate to provide educational opportunities for girls beyond grade six.
"Absolutely, we insist--not only Pakistan but the international community--must engage with Afghanistan," Zardari said in an interview with PBS News Hour.
Zardari also urged the Islamic Emirate to provide educational opportunities for female students above grade six.
“It is a long time, however, for girls to go without an education, so that is why we continue to raise it with them. We encourage the fact that primary education is allowed in Afghanistan… and we look forward to the day where secondary education will also be allowed, ” Zardari said.
The Islamic Emirate said that engagement with the international community is needed.
“Influential steps should be taken for engagement and contact so that we can reach a point where the issues are addressed through official channels and legal ways,” said deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi.
The political analysts believe that the engagement of the international community with the Islamic Emirate benefits both sides.
“We have not been able to take steps toward recognition. There should be efforts for it inside the country and outside of Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Ajmal Zurmati, an international relations analyst.
“It is important for us to take a step forward for recognition. It is better to sit among us and consider the wishes of the international community,” said Maeen Gul Samkani, a political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate has yet to be recognized by any world country but there are some foreign diplomatic missions active in capital Kabul.
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