The government of the Taliban movement welcomes recommendations that support the strengthening of the national economy, as well as opening the way for the recognition of the current Executive and the promotion of regional connectivity, a statement sent to the UN said.
However, it stressed that Afghanistan should not be seen as a conflict zone where foreign-imposed political solutions are deemed necessary, nor should the international community’s time be wasted with such efforts.
In a recent assessment to the United Nations Security Council, UN Secretary-General António Guterres provided a series of recommendations for Afghanistan’s reintegration into the international community.
The guidance included building confidence by addressing the immediate needs of Afghans; continued cooperation on key security, regional and political issues; a roadmap for the reintegration of the Islamic State of Afghanistan into the international system; and mechanisms to support such engagement.
Guterres also called for the appointment of a new UN envoy for the Central Asian country and the start of intra-Afghan negotiations to form an inclusive government.