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PublishDate: Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:53

Pakistan coaches IEA on winning international recognition

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gave Afghanistan’s new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) rulers advice Thursday on how to gain international recognition, during a visit to Kabul.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_After returning to Islamabad, said he advised Islamic Emirate leaders on how to improve their reputation.

“As a neighbour and as a well-wisher and friend, I conveyed to them what sort of steps they could take to enhance their international acceptability,” Qureshi said.

Qureshi, who was joined by Pakistan’s intelligence chief, said he met with the Taliban’s acting prime minister Hasan and most cabinet members during his brief visit to on Thursday.

They discussed forming a broader-based government, respecting women’s rights and girls’ need for education and clamping down on organisations, Qureshi said.

“If they show fair progress on these issues, the stage for recognition would become easier for them,” he said at a press conference, adding that the “environment is getting better” for recognition.

Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan called Qureshi’s visit a “very good interaction” during which and reopening of the borders was discussed.

Qureshi is the third foreign minister after those of Qatar and to visit Afghanistan since the IEA took power in mid-August.

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