The acting Minister of Justice, Abdul Hakim Sharai, urged the international community to engage with the Islamic Emirate and take steps for its recognition instead of “hostility."
In his meeting with the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Roz Otunbayeva, Sharai said that western countries are seeking to put pressure on the Islamic Emirate.
“The Minister told the head of UNAMA that the international community should engage with the Islamic Emirate. Positive engagement means to recognize the Islamic Emirate,” said Abdul Hameed Jahadyar, a spokesman for the ministry.
The political analysts said that the Islamic Emirate should reconsider its decision about women's and girls' access to work and education in order to engage with the international community.
“We call on the Islamic Emirate to accept the conditions and rules of the United Nations which are not against the culture and religion of the people of Afghanistan,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.
This comes as the Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi in a meeting with the UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ramiz Alakbarov, discussed the humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.