Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that the world is united to put pressure on the Taliban by talking with Pakistan, China and Russia that support the Taliban government. Blinken held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Along with this, the permanent members of the Security Council, including the ministers of China and Russia, met him. Blinken said the Taliban says it wants legitimacy. He seeks support from the international community, but his relationship with the international community will be defined by the work he does. Blinken reiterated US priorities for the Taliban, including allowing Afghans and foreigners to leave the country, respecting the rights of women, girls and minorities, and not allowing Afghan soil to be re-used by extremists like al-Qaeda.
The United States called on permanent members of the UN Security Council to work together to “stand united” on Afghanistan, hold the Taliban accountable for their commitments, and ensure funds are available to meet humanitarian needs in the war-torn country. called upon. The United States, Britain, France, China and Russia, known as the P-5, are permanent and veto-powered members of the United Nations. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Wednesday chaired a meeting of foreign ministers of the P-5 countries on the sidelines of the high-level 76th session of the UN General Assembly. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also present during this.
At the meeting, Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of a constructive P-5 action to maintain international peace and security, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “The Secretary of State called for coordination with the P-5 to address the emerging humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and prevent economic collapse,” Price said in a statement. He mentioned the shared aspirations for an inclusive and representative government.
He said the minister encouraged the P-5 to remain united on Afghanistan, hold the Taliban accountable for their commitments and work together to ensure the availability of funds to meet humanitarian needs. With regard to Iran, Blinken reiterated America’s intention to pursue a path of fruitful diplomacy to reciprocate compliance with the Iran nuclear deal and to address all concerns with Iran. Prior to the meeting, the British mission to the United Nations said that the P-5 would discuss the important role of the Security Council in maintaining international peace and security amid the ongoing conflict and crisis in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Yemen and the Tigre region of Ethiopia. To keep is to do.