The Islamic Emirate has fulfilled its promise to the world in various areas and now it is their turn to go ahead with recognition of the Islamic Emirate and remove the names of the IEA leaders from the sanction list.
The time has come for the international community to remove the names of the Islamic Emirate leaders from the sanction list. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has urged the international community particularly the United Nations to fulfill their pledge of removing the names of the leaders of the Islamic Emirate from the sanction list. Mawlavi Abdul Kabir, Acting Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate, in a meeting with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Roza Otunbayeva and her accompanying delegation, asked for removing the names of the IEA leaders from the sanction list. In the meeting, Mawlavi Abdul Kabir termed the continued UN cooperation with the Afghan people as a positive point and stressed on increasing their support. Since the Islamic Emirate takeover in mid-August 2023, leaders of the Islamic Emirate have repeatedly asked for active diplomacy and good relations with the international community. Acting Prime Minister of the Islamic has once again asked the international community to enter to positive engagement with the Islamic Emirate. Mawlavi Kabir went on to say that Afghanistan was not taking much rights anywhere beyond its legitimate share, adding that if any organization had concerns in this regard, Kabul could address the matter through talks and understanding. With the Islamic Emirate takeover, Afghanistan has seen numerous achievements in various areas. For example, poppy cultivation has reduced in Afghanistan by 80 percent as compared to 2022. In its most recent report, Alcis, an organization that provides geographical information services, has said that poppy cultivation has almost come to zero in Afghanistan, which is considered a big achievement for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate has fulfilled its promise to the world in various areas and now it is their turn to go ahead with recognition of the Islamic Emirate and remove the names of the IEA leaders from the sanction list. Although the world has now acknowledged that the Islamic Emirate has fulfilled its promises, but it is hesitating to go ahead with positive engagement with the Islamic Emirate. It is time that the United Nations convey a key message to the world particularly participants of any international conferences if held on Afghanistan that the Islamic Emirate has fulfilled its promises and Afghanistan has seen increasing developments in economic, security and stability and other areas. Besides, the United Nations should encourage the world to recognize the Islamic Emirate so that the Islamic Emirate can do more and address all the challenges facing the people of Afghanistan. It is time now that the international community go for positive engagement with the Islamic Emirate. There are hopes that both sides go ahead with good relations and positive engagement. Samiullah Momand