Intl Envoys Discuss Inclusive Govt with Caretaker Cabinet

Some Afghan politicians said the international community is likely to not recognize the government unless it is inclusive.

Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, on Tuesday evening on Twitter wrote that Russia, China and Pakistan special envoys had met with Mullah Hassan Akhund, PM of the caretaker cabinet, and other senior leaders in Kabul and discussed peace, stability and an inclusive government.

The envoys also met with Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, and former president Hamid Karzai, and they also discussed peace and an inclusive government, Abdullah said yesterday.

“In the meeting, adopting a moderate domestic and foreign policy and unity among the Afghans was insisted on. And the establishment of an inclusive government was discussed in detail,” said Shahzada Massoud, a politician close to Karzai.

In the meantime, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with the BBC said Afghanistan’s neighbors will make a collective decision regarding recognizing or not recognizing the Taliban government. He has warned of a civil war if an inclusive government is not formed.

“If they do not have an inclusive government, and gradually it descends into a civil war, which if they do not include all the factions sooner or later (will happen), it will mean an unstable, a chaotic Afghanistan,” Khan said.

Meanwhile, a number of politicians said the Taliban has failed to fulfill its promises to the international community to form an inclusive government and safeguard women and girls’ right to education and work, human rights and freedom of speech. The politicians said that if these promises are not fulfilled, their government might not be recognized.

“They have made promises such as forming an inclusive government, respecting women’s rights and many more promises, but have not kept them. When a government does not have its people’s support, the world will never recognize such a government,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.

The Cultural Commission of the Ministry of Information and Culture, however, said that regional countries and the international community are likely to recognize the caretaker government soon. “We tried and to some extent solved the issues with the regional and world countries,” said Jawad Sargar, a member of the commission.

Intl Envoys Discuss Inclusive Govt with Caretaker Cabinet