The Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan has appointed a diplomat for the Afghan embassy in Tajikistan.
The Ministry has recently issued a letter, and Afghanistan International has reported that it designates Faizullah as the First Secretary of the embassy.
Based on this written communication, the Taliban has promised to also pay the unpaid salaries of Afghan embassy staff in Tajikistan for the past six months.
Tajikistan has strong ties with groups opposing the Taliban, and the previous Afghan government’s ambassador to Tajikistan consistently voiced opposition to the Taliban’s policies.
However, the Taliban, even though not officially recognized by Tajikistan, is making efforts to establish legitimacy in the country by appointing a diplomat to the embassy.
The Taliban’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the Afghan embassy to inform the Tajikistan government about the appointment of the new diplomat.
However, it is still unclear whether, in the event of cooperation by the Afghan embassy, the Tajikistan government will accept Taliban diplomats or not, similar to countries like Turkey and Uzbekistan.
Over the last two years, no country has extended official recognition to the Taliban, and the majority of embassies are currently staffed by ambassadors and personnel from the previous government.
Nevertheless, the Taliban is actively working to alter this situation by appointing its diplomats to these embassies, aiming to gain international recognition and influence.