Taliban Govt Has Not Been Recognized By Any Country Says Russian Foreign Minister
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister said that every country is talking about the need to have contacts with the Taliban on several issues including security, human rights, and to ensure the normal functioning of diplomatic missions in the country. However no country is in hurry to officially recognise the caretaker government recently formed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Lavrov’s remarks came ahead of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) meeting set to take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 17. Presently the member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have decided to reinforce the Tajik-Afghan border amid the worsening security situation in Afghanistan.
The members have also decided to step up efforts to tackle the significant increase in drug trafficking and resist illegal migration on the border after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, as per a statement from the office of Russia’s Security Council.
Tajikistan will also host the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO’s) Heads of State Summit in Dushanbe. The meeting will be chaired by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.
SCO is an intergovernmental organization founded in Shanghai. The SCO currently comprises eight Member States — China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, four Observer States interested in acceding to full membership — Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia — and six “Dialogue Partners” — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.
Lavarov also added “The Taliban have not yet been recognized by any country. Everyone is talking about the need to have contacts with them on current issues, first of all, on security issues, respect for the rights of citizens, and ensure the normal functioning of diplomatic missions. But no one is in a hurry with official recognition. At this stage… we maintain contacts with them on current issues, primarily on issues that relate to the removal of any risks for our Central Asian neighbours.”