Kazakhstan to reopen embassy, consulate, claims Baradar


Afghanistan has diplomatic missions in Tehran, Istanbul, Islamabad, Dubai, Moscow, Beijing, and a number of Arab and African nations, but no nation has recognized the Taliban….reports Asian Lite News

Acting First Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan for Economic Affairs under the caretaker Taliban regime, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has said that Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister and Minister of Trade and Integration Serik Zhumangarin has pledged to reopen Afghan Embassy, Consulate in Kazakhstan, Afghanistan based Tolo News reported.

As per Baradar, the Islamic Emirate is working on improving interactions with the world. Baradar noted, “They indicated this … yesterday, that we will reopen our embassy or consulate in Afghanistan and assured us that we can also reopen our embassy and consulate there.”

As per Tolo News, a delegation of Kazakhstan, led by the deputy prime minister and minister of trade and integration, visited Kabul on Saturday and had meetings with a number of senior officials of the Islamic Emirate, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

The Taliban in order to improve relations asked this high-ranking Kazakh official to receive Taliban diplomats.

Former diplomat Noorullah Raghi, however, said that “Sending and accepting diplomats without official recognition … is a one-way relationship and has one-sided benefits.”

“If in general the international community, US, European Union, Russia, China does not give recognition, I don’t think other countries will recognize the Islamic Emirate,” Raghi said.

Afghanistan has diplomatic missions in Tehran, Istanbul, Islamabad, Dubai, Moscow, Beijing, and a number of Arab and African nations, but no nation has recognized the Taliban.

Last week, China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan in the second informal meeting among their Foreign ministers, released a joint statement calling on Taliban to form an inclusive government.

The meeting was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in the framework of the 4th Ministers’ meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries. A joint statement called on the Taliban to form an inclusive government with the participation of all ethnic groups and political institutions.

The statement also asked the Taliban to lift all restriction measures against women and ethnic minorities in the country.

The statement also emphasized that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the international community’s interest and that the country should be a place for international cooperation rather than geopolitical rivalry, according to Khaama Press.

The US and its allies were blamed for the current state of affairs in the country and asked for the immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions against Afghanistan and releasing its assets to benefit the people.

Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan also expressed concern about the security situation and the growing terrorism in Afghanistan. It reiterated that terrorist groups based in Afghanistan severely threaten regional and global peace.

The countries asked Taliban to “take tangible action in fighting against terrorism and eliminating terrorist groups in the country.”

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid recently called on the international community to pursue engagement instead of putting pressure on the Taliban, Afghanistan-based TOLO News reported.

It has been two years since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, but no countries have yet recognized it.

“Pressure, imposition of pressure and threats, these methods should be put aside, and they should engage with the Islamic Emirate so that the Islamic Emirate can take responsible actions regarding some issues, some laws and other issues in the world,” Mujahid said, as quoted by TOLO News reported.

Mujahid in an interview with Afghanistan-based television channel Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) said that Daesh has been controlled and conducts attacks secretly and is considered a “1 per cent problem.” (ANI)

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