Analysts see no headway towards recognition of the Islamic Emirate soon


KABUL (SW) – Analysts believe the Islamic Emirate has to cover a long way to earn recognition of the international community.

In the past one and a half years, the Islamic Emirate has repeatedly asked the international community to enter into official interaction with it as the legitimate government in Afghanistan, but the world has not responded positively to this request due to the internal policies of the Islamic Emirate and the imposition of restrictions on citizens, especially women.

In the last case, on Wednesday of last week, Abdul Ghani Baradar, the economic deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate, in a gathering on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Doha Agreement, once again emphasized the need for interaction with the world. “We want good interaction with the world, and every country, whether Islamic or non-Islamic, we need interaction among themselves, and no country can achieve its affairs alone.”

Meanwhile, Mohammad Akram Arefi, a professor of international relations, told Salam Watandar that multiple factors, including the Islamic Emirate’s policies towards women, have caused the world to not engage in official interaction with it.

“Several factors have been particularly influential. The first factor is that the world is moving towards democratization and consider the values of democracy as established values, and the Islamic Emirate was not created on this basis. Second, it is the background of the campaigns of the Islamic Emirate, which has been given other titles by the institution. The third issue is the internal policies of the Islamic Emirate, which were not acceptable to the world. Policies towards women, education and citizens’ participation”.

On the other hand, Dawood Tanin, an expert on political science, said that the lack of inclusiveness and limitation of women’s education is an obstacle to the interaction of the world with the Islamic Emirate. “Three main factors have caused the Islamic Emirate not to be recognized by the world. The first is the inclusive government, which the world emphasizes for its formation. The second problem is the educational system and education of girls. The third issue that the world emphasizes more upon is a series of universal values that all governments must respect in order to interact with each other, and these issues have been violated by the Islamic Emirate”.

However, Bilal Karimi, one of the deputy spokespersons of the Islamic Emirate, said that the world should enter into official interaction with the Islamic Emirate after seeing its achievements.

“There is no challenge that stops engagement,” he added. “As a responsible government and a true representative of the people of Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate has ensured security and protected the country’s borders, and at the same time, all the country’s offices provide good services. The policy of the Islamic Emirate is that the territory of this country does not harm the countries of the region. The fact that the Islamic Emirate has made achievements in the field of interaction, economy, good governance, which ended drug use, and also in the field of ending administrative corruption and embezzlement. These are factors that the world should count on and enter into official interaction with the Islamic Emirate”.