Western countries withholding formal recognition as pressure

KABUL (TOLOnews): Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting minister of the Foreign Ministry, said in an annual report of the ministry that the Islamic Emirate does not want Afghanistan to be a field of negative competition between the countries of the world and wants good economic and political relations with the world.
Amir Khan Muttaqi added that by implementing a balanced foreign policy, the Islamic Emirate was able to convince the countries of the region, including the United States, that the current government does not support terrorism in Afghanistan.
The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs also said that Western countries use the issue of recognizing the Islamic Emirate as a form of pressure and do not have special and specific conditions for recognition, and he said the demand of the creation of an inclusive government, human rights, and security issues is an excuse from the world to not recognize the Islamic Emirate.
Muttaqi added that Afghan embassies are open in other countries and their embassies are also open in Afghanistan which, according to him, means the recognition of the Islamic Emirate and the countries whose embassies operate in Afghanistan have recognized the Islamic Emirate.
At the meeting, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoyib Baryali, also said that as a result of the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3,500 prisoners from other countries have been transferred to Afghanistan and this process continues.
Baryali added that in the past year, the ministry has issued visas to 2,500 domestic and foreign investors.