Taliban Government Refuses to Accept Western Terms for Its Recognition

The Taliban movement considers unsuitable and unacceptable the terms on which the world community is ready to recognize a new government of Afghanistan, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement for Sky News Arabia TV.

Stressing that the Taliban seek to establish close diplomatic relations with other nations based on mutual respect, Mujahid noted that he terms for the recognition the West has put forward violate the  international law.

He also said the radical movement has urged the UN to find a common language for diplomatic cooperation, underscoring that all fears the global community has expressed in regard to the new Afghan authorities are solvable.

The newly appointed Taliban envoy to the UN has already urged world recognition of the Taliban government as Afghanistan’s new rulers even as the WHO is warning of an impending humanitarian disaster in the war-wracked country.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stressed on Wednesday that all five permanent members of the UNSC – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States – are united in seeking an inclusive government in which women enjoy their rights, and peaceful and stable Afghanistan where humanitarian aid can be distributed to vulnerable population with no problems.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Quraishi has also noted that said the world has expectations from the Taliban and the movement must know that and live up to those expectations to be accepted and recognizes.

Pakistani PM Imran Khan previously set Pakistan’s conditions for recognition of the new Taliban government. He urged Afghan leaders to include all factions in the political life, not to house terrorists who could threaten Pakistan’s security and to respect human rights and, above all, women’s right of acquiring education, stressing that preventing it would be an un-Islamic act.

Khan explained that Pakistan would make a decision on the formal recognition of the Taliban government alongside with other neighbouring countries, and has expressed fears at the same time that Afghanistan might slip into civil war if the Taliban fail to create an inclusive government.

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