The President of Tajikistan said the Republic did not recognize any new Government without the will of the entire Afghan people.
On August 26, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a telephone conversation with President of the European Council Charles Michel. The parties discussed the rapid deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan, as well as the formation of an interim transitional government in the IRA, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.
Rahmon said the authorities of Tajikistan did not intend to recognize any new Government without the will of the entire Afghan people, as well as representatives of all nationalities residing in the Republic.
The Tajik leader emphasised that Dushanbe called for achieving a sustainable political outcome in Afghanistan, where the United Nations would play a central coordinating role.
Rahmon and Michel noted with regret the refusal of the Taliban (a terrorist organisation banned in Russia) to form an interim transitional government. They also raised concerns about the potential use of the IRA as a training and staging ground for militant and terrorist groups. In this context, the importance of creating an inclusive Afghan government was highlighted.
As was reported, Rahmon called for including ethnic Tajiks in the new Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan during the talks with Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi.