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Bishkek does not consider the issue of recognition of the Taliban government

Kyrgyzstan is not yet facing the issue of recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Kyrgyzstan Taalatbek Masadykov said this at the conference “The countries of Central Asia in new geopolitical conditions against the background of the situation in Afghanistan,” reports.

At the same time, he pointed to the need to conduct dialogue and consultations with Afghanistan.

“We, as a poor republic, are trying to provide them with all possible humanitarian assistance. On September 23, we were in Kabul. I was there again last week. I met with representatives of the government and law enforcement agencies. What the foreign press writes about and what is actually happening there today differ somewhat, ”Masadykov noted.

In Afghanistan, girls continue to attend schools, and women freely walk the streets unaccompanied by men, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic shared his own observations.

“When I was on a business trip in Kabul a week ago, I asked the government representatives a question about women, about the fact that they only wear burqas. In response, I was offered a ride around Kabul and see it in person. I did it. Only on the outskirts of Kabul and very rarely can you see women in burqas. Most simply cover their heads with scarves. They walk unaccompanied by men, although, let me remind you, this was one of the first demands of the Taliban, ”Masadykov said.

According to him, once general schools were divided into male and female, in Kabul schools work for girls up to 6th grade inclusive, in the provinces – up to 12th grade.

Masadykov also announced the statistics provided to him by UN officials in Kabul.

“The collection from customs in Afghanistan under the previous regime was $ 5 million a day. Now trade is down 80 percent, and fees are kept at $ 4 million a day. That is, can you imagine what the level of corruption used to be. There are good and positive changes there too. I do not want to act as a lawyer or a lobbyist for the Taliban government in any way, I just voice the facts, ”he stressed.

According to Masadykov, the refusal to support Afghanistan may contribute to the deterioration of the situation in this country.

“I would like to note once again that if today we turn our backs on Afghanistan, the current situation there may deteriorate sharply,” the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council noted, adding that various data have already appeared on the intensification of DEASH activity in Afghanistan.

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