The foreign ministers of Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran met in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Thursday to discuss the current situation in war-torn Afghanistan and regional security. At the meeting, the leaders called on the Taliban to form an inclusive government. News Geo TV.
The meeting was attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
At the meeting, the top diplomats of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries expressed their commitment to accelerate peace, security and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
The foreign ministers in their talks laid special emphasis on the national reconstruction of Afghanistan. At the same time, the country’s new ruling group called on the Taliban to form an inclusive government that would uphold the interests of all ethnic groups and political parties in Afghanistan. The Foreign Ministers also stressed the need for concerted efforts to prevent threats such as the spread of terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan.
The foreign ministers expressed concern over the dangerous humanitarian, social and economic situation in Afghanistan and the threat of influx of refugees from there to neighboring countries. They also called for steps to be taken so that the people of Afghanistan can return to a peaceful life and revive the country’s economy.
The world should give the Taliban time for human rights: Imran Khan
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says the best way to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan is to work with the Taliban and encourage them to form an inclusive government and protect women’s rights.
“The Taliban have established full control over Afghanistan,” Prime Minister Imran Khan told CNN from his residence in Islamabad on Wednesday. If they can work to form an inclusive government with all parties, peace can return to the country. If they go the wrong way, we fear that the country could be in turmoil. It could start a huge humanitarian crisis and refugee problem.
The Pakistani prime minister said the Taliban was seeking international help to avert a crisis. This assistance can be used to guide the Taliban in the right direction. However, he warned that Afghanistan could be controlled by outside countries.
Imran Khan said, ‘No puppet government in Afghanistan will be supported by the people. So instead of controlling the Taliban, they should be encouraged to form an inclusive government. Because the country’s current Taliban government has clearly realized that they cannot stop the crisis without the help of the international community. We should give them proper instructions for that. ‘
According to Reuters, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Friday that his country needed to work with the Taliban government. He made the remarks while attending a meeting in Dushanbe via video conference.
Putin also said that his country supports the convening of a UN conference on Afghanistan. In addition, the world powers should take action to release the money confiscated from Afghanistan.
Uzbek president calls for concessions in Afghanistan
Reuters also reported that Uzbek President Shavkat Mirzayev had requested the release of Afghan money held in banks in various countries to speed up talks with the Taliban government. He made the call at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday that the world community needed to take urgent action to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday. Gary Rice, a spokesman for the agency, told reporters that they would support remittances and short-term funding in Afghanistan.