Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, has expressed concern about the presence and activities of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, as well as the presence of “suicide forces” on the border, echoing the growing concerns of many countries in the international community.
Tajikistan’s President stated at the sixth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit talks that “tens of thousands of terrorists” and “suicide bombers” are being trained in Afghanistan.
The CICA summit, which was one of the most important post-pandemic foreign policy gatherings on the continent, was attended by 11 heads of state, including the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Palestine, Russia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan, the Emir of Qatar and 50 delegations.
Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, who attended this conference, reiterated the imperative of establishing an inclusive and representative government in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is the region’s most significant security challenge, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This comes as the members of the international community have grown concerned about the re-emergence of international terrorist groups and organizations in Afghanistan following the US’s CIA drone operation, which assassinated the al-Qaeda chief in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.