Iranian President Calls for Inclusive Govt in Afghanistan

The Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi once again called for an inclusive government in Afghanistan that represents all groups and political factions.

In a joint press conference with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday, Raisi discussed the situation in Afghanistan and said the country needs sustainable security.

“Afghan people must have an inclusive government to cover all political groups and ethnicities and as well as a government that can provide a lasting security across the country,” said Ebrahim Raisi.

Several Afghan experts said the establishment of an inclusive government could be a pathway to end challenges that currently exist in Afghanistan, Saying the conditions set by the international community are the demands of the Afghan people.

“Forming an inclusive government is an important factor for stabilizing security and the economy in Afghanistan. Such a government, and women and girls’ education, must be focused on,” said Sayed Harron Hashimi, a political expert.

The Islamic Emirate said it has already taken steps toward inclusive government.

“The Islamic Emirate has always been committed to forming an inclusive government and took steps to prove it; on the other hand, it is an eternal issue of Afghanistan and Afghan people.”

The Islamic Emirate is still struggling for international recognition, despite many efforts made during the past months.

However, political offices of several countries remained open in Afghanistan.

The international community has constantly stated that the new government of Afghanistan must fulfill its commitments to receive recognition. The international community insisted on the forming an inclusive government, respect for the rights of women and girls and other minorities, and as well as that Afghanistan not becoming a haven for insurgent groups.