The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Zabihullah Mujahid, in response to the recent remarks of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that the nature of the government, and the inclusion and non-inclusion of individuals in the government does not belong to any country.
Mujahid added that the world countries should interact positively and independently with the Islamic Emirate and not interfere in internal affairs of Afghanistan.
"What is important is that no country should interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs. It is not the responsibility of other nations to decide how the government should be, or who should and should not be included,” the spokesman said.
Previously, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, expressed hope for the formation of a government in Afghanistan that would feature “political inclusivity."
Speaking at his annual news conference devoted to reviewing Moscow’s main foreign policy achievements in 2023, Lavrov said “there is a de facto government in Afghanistan, and it has the situation in control."
“True, some hotbeds of tensions, protest do remain there, but the Taliban have real power. And our embassy never stopped operations in Kabul," Lavrov told the reporters. "And we maintain regular communication with the Taliban, including on issues that need to be solved for them to become a fully recognized government."
Some political analysts said that the Islamic Emirate and the world should comply with each other's wishes in some issues.
"Russia is a significant country in the region that also has an international role, it is a permanent member of the Security Council with the right of veto, and it can be beneficial in relations with Afghanistan,” said Moeen Gul Samkanai, a political analyst.
"We hope that a real government will be established based on the beliefs and ideals of the Afghan people and that the interim government becomes official and gets rid of being interim,” said Sediq Mansour Ansari, another political analyst.
The establishment of an inclusive government and the Islamic Emirate's commitments to women's rights are considered conditions for Afghanistan's reintegration into the international community in the independent assessment of UN Special Coordinator for Afghanistan Feridun Sinirlioğlu.