“No one” at the Tashkent international conference pledged support for the Taliban’s recognition, according to Rina Amiri, the US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights in Afghanistan.
While at the conference, Rina Amiri stressed the importance of upholding women’s rights, putting an end to abuse against all religious and ethnic groups, and promoting an inclusive political process to achieve security, economic strength, political prosperity, and peace.
Amiri disagreed with the assertion that Taliban policies were influenced by Afghan culture. She has claimed that the majority of Afghans seek prospects for jobs, education, and a better future for both their sons and daughters.
She wrote that she was “heartened” by the international community’s solidarity in promoting women’s rights to work and the right of girls to an education, both of which are essential to Afghanistan’s economic development.
“Whereas most called for an inclusive political process, no one expressed support for Taliban recognition,” she wrote on Twitter.
Before this, the Taliban’s acting foreign affairs minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, stated on the opening day of the Tashkent conference that the government of the Taliban is ready to interact with all countries within the parameters of respect for one another.
He also urged the international community to ensure better relations with them, galvanizing them to recognize their de facto government.
The first official day of the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan started on July 26 in the capital of Uzbekistan. Attending the conference are officials from more than 20 nations, including the US, and international organizations.