Malaysia as many other nations does not recognise Taliban government in Afghanistan – Minister Saifuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR SEPT.21: No country including Malaysia has recognised the temporary Taliban government formed on 7th September 2021 as all nations are watching closely on the development in Afghanistan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said, before the government gives recognition there are several factors to be considered involving the acceptance of the local people on the Taliban ruling in the country.

The Minister said, Malaysia finds that the temporary government is not inclusive and does not include the participation of other ethnic groups and female representatives in the government.

“Earlier Malaysia has stated that the peaceful process of Afghanistan should be based on the stakeholders and the people i-e Afghan led, Afghan owned and Afghan –controlled peace and reconciliation process.

“As a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Malaysia is focusing on the principle that has been made together in this organisation that is watching closely on the developments in Afghanistan,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat here today.

Saifuddin said that in his reply to the question raised by Datuk Wira Dr. Mohd Hatta Md. Ramli (Lumut) Oscar Ling Chai Yew (Sibu) and also Ahmad Fadhil Shaari (Pasir Mas) on the Malaysian government’s stand on the Taliban government in Afghanistan.

Earlier Saifuddin said: “Before stating Malaysia’s stand on the development in Afghanistan, I would like to stress that Malaysia continuously implements its Foreign Policies among others, free with principles and pragmatic that are based on peaceful values, humanity, fairness and equalities.”

The Minister added, Malaysia has participated in the OIC Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting held on 22nd Aug.2021 in Jeddah. On the whole OIC member nations have agreed to give support on the efforts for peace via a comprehensive and permanent nature in Afghanistan. OIC is also focusing on channelling humanitarian aids to the people in Afghanistan.

“On the United Nations’ level, Malaysia is one of the member countries of the UN International Conference of Afghanistan.

“Due to the critical humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the government has agreed to give financial aid amounting to USD100, 000 to the country. I have related this matter at the virtual UN Highest Level Meeting that was chaired by the UN Secretary General on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan on 13th Sept. 2021.

“The contribution will be channelled via international organisations to ensure the aids will reach the people in need in Afghanistan,” Saifuddin said.

The Minister said that in answering Larry Soon @Larry Sng Wei Shien (Julau) on the role of Malaysia via OIC on the crisis in Afghanistan in the Dewan Rakyat today. –Malaysia World News



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