World powers agree on a common line toward the Taliban

Updated Sep 23, 2021 at 7:06am

  • The five permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed on a line toward the Taliban.
  • They called on the Taliban to form a government that “represents all segments of the population.”
  • The five world powers wanted a “peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

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The five permanent members of the UN Security Council have taken a common line towards radical Islam Taliban After taking power Afghanistan agreed. They called on the Taliban to form a government that “represents all segments of the population,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. Accordingly, the five world powers wanted a “peaceful and stable Afghanistan in which humanitarian aid could be distributed without problems and without discrimination.”

They said they wanted an “Afghanistan in which the rights of women and girls are respected, and an Afghanistan that is not a haven for terrorism.” Guterres After the foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

US representative describes meeting as “constructive”

A US official described the meeting called by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as “constructive” and “many agreements”. “I don’t think anyone is happy with the formation of this interim government, including the Chinese,” the official said.

The unification of the five world powers is important, as Moscow and Beijing abstained from the vote at the end of August when the Security Council passed a resolution on the international community’s expectations of the new order in Kabul.

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The Taliban appointed an unrecognized interim government in mid-August

After assuming power in Afghanistan in mid-August, the Taliban named members of its internationally unrecognized transitional government. However, neither a woman nor a member of the government responsible for women’s rights was among them.

“Announcing an inclusive government was a tactical mistake by the Taliban,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a speech to the foreign ministers of the Group of Twenty countries in New York on Wednesday. “This decision will make it difficult for us to stay in touch with them,” he said. “It is important that you hear this message from all of us.” (afp/mgb)

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