Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said that the Taliban government meets every condition for recognition, and it is up to the international community to make a decision.
Amir Kham Muttaqi in an interview with BBC said that no single government in the world is not recognized due to the closure of schools or the existing conditions set by the world on the Taliban-run administration.
“We can see dictatorial, Kingdom, Republican, and Emirate governments being recognized by the international community. Is there a single regime in the world that is not recognized based on the conditions the world has put in place on the Taliban regime?” Muttaqi said.
He further added, that out of ten issues having been discussed by the foreign governments, only girls’ education has not been resolved, and this is a great achievement for the current regime.
In response to the question regarding the ban on female students’ education, Muttaqi did not comment on whether the group will lift the ban or not.
In his remarks, Muttaqi highlighted that major challenges including drug and security issues have been resolved, there are no cross-border issues with neighboring countries, and Afghani is the only stable currency in the region.
Furthermore, Muttaqi said that Afghanistan should not be compared to the first world countries, and despite all the odds, the achievements of the past year and a half definitely outweigh the drawbacks.
Contrary to Muttaqi’s remarks, security remains a major challenge for the ruling regime. Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) militants have launched several attacks targeting foreign embassies, diplomatic missions, hotels, and educational institutions, claiming the lives of scores of innocent civilians.