The statement was issued after Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi met on Wednesday. Interestingly, this statement was made before Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan paid an official visit to Dushanbe.
Tajikistan said in a statement: “The evidence clearly shows that the Taliban are abandoning their previous promise to form an interim government with the extensive participation of other political forces in the country and prepare to establish an Islamic emirate.” said Afghanistan’s The national structure should be "determined by a referendum." Dushanbe said he has always supported the restoration of stability in neighboring countries.
Tajikistan borders Afghanistan with a border line of approximately 1,300 kilometers.
The statement added that Tajikistan strongly condemns all forms of lawlessness and persecution against the Afghan people, especially Tajiks, Uzbeks and other minorities.
"Tajikistan will not recognize any other government established through oppression Afghanistan, regardless of the position of all the Afghan people, especially all ethnic minorities," the statement said.
Dushanbe also conveyed to Islamabad the need to establish an "inclusive government" in Kabul, in which "all ethnic minorities, especially Tajiks in Afghanistan, represent more than 46 percent of the population."
The President of Tajikistan also urged the international community to take urgent measures to restore peace in Afghanistan as soon as possible and stabilize the "difficult political and security situation" as soon as possible.
Statement read: "The indifference of the international community to the current situation in Afghanistan may lead to a protracted civil war", adding: "Afghanistan must not be swept into the whirlwind of a bloody war."