Taliban are expected to respect human rights to get recognized, says Russia

Taliban are expected to respect human rights to get recognized, says Russia

Kremlin’s representative in Afghanistan said on Wednesday that the Taliban must meet the world’s expectations regarding human rights if they want to be recognized by governments all around the world.

During Moscow talks yesterday, Kremlin’s envoy Zamir Kabulov said that the Taliban group would be recognized when they “start fulfilling the expectations of the international community on human rights and inclusion”.

He also said that the Taliban gave the participants of the negotiations in Moscow, including China and Pakistan, assurances the group is making headway on rights and governance issues.

Taliban representative told Kabulov they “are working on improving governance and improving human rights,” to which he replied, “We’ll see”.

He also called on the international community to abandon the bias and unite to help the Afghan community.

“Not everyone likes new government in Afghanistan, but by punishing the government, we punish the whole people”, he said.

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He added that a joint statement from all 10 countries joining the conference would be submitted to United Nations to help raise funds for Afghanistan.

Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, a senior figure in the new Afghan leadership, already mentioned on Wednesday that the Afghan government is already inclusive.

Hanafi said, “We don’t need any foreign military aid, we need support for peace in Afghanistan, we need reconstruction and resettlement”.