The Taliban Will Be Removed From Kazakhstan’s Terrorist List
Kazakhstan removes the Taliban from the list of terrorist organizations. Aibek Smadiyarov, an official spokesman for Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with the state-run Kazakh Information Agency.
According to Smadiyarov, Kazakhstan regularly updates the list of banned organizations.
“As part of this process, in accordance with the experience of the United Nations, it was decided to expel the” Taliban movement “from it… According to UN Security Council resolutions, the Taliban is not on the list of organizations recognized by the UN Security Council as terrorists, Smadiyarov told the agency.
A spokesman for the agency said in August 2021 that Kazakhstan would continue to adhere to the decisions and resolutions of the Security Council and the UN General Assembly on “political ties with the Taliban.
In Kazakhstan, the Taliban has been recognized as a terrorist organization since 2005 and banned from operating. However, even after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, Astana sent an official delegation to Kabul, and Kazakhstan’s embassy in Kabul did not cease operations.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan develop ties with this country through diplomatic channels tries. This summer, Astana hosted a “Kazakh-Afghan Forum” and the Kazakh government reached a trade agreement with the Afghan government, which is controlled by the Taliban. “We are interested in maintaining trade, economic, transport-logistical and energy ties with Afghanistan,” said Serik Zhazangarin, then Minister of Trade and Integration. Many experts and human rights activists in Kazakhstan have established relations with the Taliban, which is recognized as a terrorist organization in a number of countries and is often tested for human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights, activists tested.