The Ministry of Economy said that the delay in recognizing the Islamic Emirate is not only affecting Afghanistan but also regional countries.
Abdul Latif Nazari, the deputy minister of Economy, voiced concerns over the delay in recognition of the government, saying that the issue affected the country’s economy.
“The delay in recognition of the Islamic Emirate not only affects the Afghan economy but also the regional economy,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy Minister of Economy.
“Our private sector faces a lot of problems in intl trade and money transferring due to delays in the recognition of the Islamic Emirate by the international community,” said Mohamamd Paiman Sakhi, deputy head of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industry and Mines.
This comes as the residents of Kabul urged the Islamic Emirate to take essential steps for the recognition of its government.
“The Islamic Emirate should first of all reopen the schools for girls, provide job opportunities for women and provide educational opportunities in the country, so that all world countries recognize it,” said a resident of Kabul.
“Those most vulnerable from the lack of recognition are the people of Afghanistan,” a Kabul resident said.
Political analysts said the reopening of girls' schools above grade six, the formation of an inclusive government, and the observation of human rights are keys for recognition.
“They may form an inclusive government, observe human rights, reopen the girls’ schools and give freedom for women and let them work, and eventually the posts should be given to those who deserve it,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate’s deputy spokesman, Bilal Karimi, said that the caretaker government is committed to the rights of all citizens and that engagement with the Islamic Emirate benefits the whole world.
“The issue of recognition is an issue which benefits all, as Afghanistan needs it to have diplomatic, official relations with the world. This will also be in the interest of the world countries,” he said.
It has been nearly 15 months since the Islamic Emirate swept into power, but it has not been recognized yet. More than 10 countries have a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan.