KABUL: The Taliban on Sunday said their government’s recognition is not a need for the country but a need of the world and that political engagement with Afghanistan will benefit all.
“Recognition of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) is not a need of Afghanistan but of the international community as Afghanistan is a member of the community and political engagement with Afghanistan will benefit all,” Khaama Press quoted Taliban spokesperson Inamullah Samangani as saying.
Samangani warned the international community of adverse consequences if it does not recognize their government.
No country has yet recognized the Taliban regime. The Taliban took over control of Kabul on August 15 and following this the country has been battered by deepening economic, humanitarian and security crisis.
A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions on the Taliban, have plunged a country already suffering from high poverty levels into a full-blown economic crisis.
The international community, from governments to non-governmental organizations, has been providing various assistance to the Afghan people.