Tajik President Emomali Rahmon says Tajikistan will not recognize the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan unless the country’s ethnic Tajik minority is accorded a “worthy role” in the running of the country.

According to the Tajik president’s official website, Emomali Rahmon expressed his vision of the future government of Afghanistan under the Taliban's control yesterday during a meeting with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Tajik leader, in particular, noted that Dushanbe wants to see all ethnic groups in the country represented in the next cabinet.

The Tajik president’s official website said that Emomali Rahmon emphasized that Dushanbe will not recognize a government "created by humiliation and ignoring the interests of the people of Afghanistan as a whole, including those of ethnic minorities, such as Tajiks, Uzbeks, and others."

Emomali Rahmon estimated the Tajik segment of the population as constituting 46 percent of the whole. 

"For the nearest solution to all of the political problems and security issues [in Afghanistan], an inclusive government with the participation of all ethnic minorities, especially the Tajiks of Afghanistan, must be reached as quickly as possible," Rahmon said, adding that the political system in Afghanistan should be defined via a referendum.