Taliban claim that «eventually» international community will recognize their regime in Afghanistan

Archive – Foreign Minister of the Taliban-installed authorities in Afghanistan, Amir Jan Muttaqi – Terje Pedersen/NTB/dpa

The authorities installed by the Taliban in Afghanistan have stressed that, «in time», the international community will eventually recognize the Islamic Emirate reinstated by the fundamentalists after the seizure of Kabul in August 2021.

«Eventually, the world will reach a point and recognize (the Islamic Emirate),» said Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Jan Mutaqi during a graduation ceremony for nearly 500 policemen in the northwestern province of Herat.

He told the officers that the international community will «interact» with the country. «You will be able to travel if you maintain the discipline you have now and the people support you as they do now,» he said, according to the Afghan television channel Tolo TV.

The Taliban, which announced the restoration of the Islamic Emirate nearly 20 years after being ousted from power by a U.S.-led military intervention following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, has since struggled for some recognition and the removal of sanctions, without success.

The group has installed a government marked by a lack of women and representatives of other political groups. They have faced criticism for the closure of educational centers and the exclusion of female students from them, amid a battery of discriminatory measures against women that keep them away from their jobs and govern aspects of their daily lives.