Malaysia supports Afghanistan but stops short of recognising Taliban govt

Chan Kok Leong Ragananthini Vethasalam Diyana Ibrahim

Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah says all the OIC members have agreed to give their full support for a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan and will focus on providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. – Facebook pic, September 21, 2021.

THE Malaysian government will support Afghanistan but has stopped short of recognising the Taliban’s temporary government in the country, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah in the Dewan Rakyat today.

“No country has recognised the Taliban government in Afghanistan, including its neighbours. As such, Malaysia is also observing the developments in Afghanistan,” he said, adding that Malaysia will make a decision based on the Afghan people’s acceptance of the Taliban government.

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