The Taliban have taken control over the entire Afghanistan, including Kabul, since the fall of President Ashraf Ghani’s government. Now the organization is focusing on running the country with good relations with the international community. Meanwhile, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey have expressed interest in working with the Taliban.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for the Taliban not to be “recognized”, without heeding his request, many countries such as China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey are ready to recognize the Taliban soon.
Mohammad Naeem, a Taliban spokesman, said the Taliban were working to establish contact with the international community. “We urge all countries of the world to sit with us on any issue. We will always be vigilant in protecting the rights of women and minorities and the freedom of speech of Afghan citizens,” he added.
Meanwhile, many Western countries, including the United States, have closed their embassies in Kabul after the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan. At the same time, Western countries are removing their own citizens and those who work with them from Afghanistan. But China, Russia and Pakistan have resumed activities in embassies in Kabul.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China was interested in building “closer ties” with Afghanistan. The Taliban has repeatedly said it wants good relations with China. They want China’s participation in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. “We welcome their wishes and choices,” he also said.
The Russian government says it wants to establish ties with the Taliban, but “will not recognize them as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan right now”.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Afghans have broken the shackles of slavery. Pakistan welcomed them.
Noting that US military failure in Afghanistan has created an opportunity for lasting peace in the country, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said “this opportunity must be used”.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will work together with Pakistan to maintain stability in Afghanistan.