In a recent development, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, expressed the need for Afghanistan's interim government to address global concerns and establish an all-embracing political structure. He emphasized that diplomatic recognition of the current government, led by the Islamic Emirate, would follow the effective consideration of these concerns.
China's Stance on Afghanistan's Recognition
Wang Wenbin announced that Afghanistan should not be excluded from the international community, urging the country to meet global expectations by initiating an open and inclusive political system and adopting moderate domestic and foreign policies. China's call for an 'inclusive' and 'moderate' political landscape also includes a strong stance on counter-terrorism.
The Islamic Emirate's Response
The Islamic Emirate claims to have an inclusive government that is committed to fulfilling its obligations to the global community. In a conversation with TOLOnews, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, stated they are working towards maintaining good relations with all countries and making progress on these issues through legal and credible channels.
The International Community's Demands
As shared by political expert Seyed Jawad Sajjadi to TOLOnews, the international community's demands from the Taliban government include the formation of an inclusive government that considers Afghanistan's realities and recognizes the rights and freedoms of the Afghan people. It seems unlikely that the international community will compromise on these demands.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China recently accepted the credentials of Bilal Karimi as the ambassador of the Islamic Emirate in Beijing. This step was taken after Bilal Karimi presented his credentials to Hong Lei, head of protocol at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, signaling China's gradual recognition of the Taliban-led administration.