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G20 leaders to increase humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

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The leaders of the Group of 20 nations have agreed to step up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan following the US army withdrawal in August — keen to negotiate with the Taliban to guarantee the assistance will get by however not ready to acknowledge the extremist group.

G20 members, together with President Biden and plenty of European leaders, took half within the digital assembly Tuesday in Rome, however absent have been China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who hosted the digital summit, stated the failure of Russia and China to attend didn’t diminish the significance of the assembly. 

“This was the first multilateral response to the Afghan crisis … multilateralism is coming back, with difficulty, but it is coming back,” Draghi stated. 

There was unanimous settlement amongst these collaborating on the necessity for humanitarian help, maintaining Kabul’s worldwide airport working and Afghanistan’s borders open, and guaranteeing that girls’s rights be revered. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends G20 extraordinary meeting on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the G20 extraordinary assembly on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the G20 special summit where countries voted unanimously to send more humanitarian support to Afghanistan.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the G20 particular summit, the place international locations voted unanimously to ship extra humanitarian assist to Afghanistan.
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Draghi stated talks with the Taliban could be mandatory to make sure the aid, which can be channeled by the United Nations, will get to the Afghan folks — however the group would finally be “judged for what their deeds are, not their words.”

“The government, as we know, it’s not really inclusive, it’s not really representative,” he stated. “Women’s rights, so far as we can see, it seems like they’re going back 20 years.”

The UN stated Afghanistan, which​ has been mired in poverty for many years, is teetering on financial collapse for the reason that Taliban marched into the capital, Kabul, on Aug. 15 and took over the federal government. 

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that the absence of the Chinese and Russian leaders from the summit did not diminish the necessity of the meeting.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated the absence of the Chinese and Russian leaders from the summit didn’t diminish the need of the assembly.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative Wang Yi, also Chinese state councilor and foreign minister attended the summit, however President Xi Jinping was not seen.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s particular consultant Wang Yi, additionally Chinese state councilor and overseas minister, attended the summit, however Xi didn’t.
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Banks are operating out of cash, authorities employees haven’t been paid, rising meals costs threaten tens of millions with extreme starvation and the strategy of winter solely provides to the vulnerability of ladies and youngsters.

“We all have nothing to gain if the entire monetary or financial system in Afghanistan is collapsing, because then humanitarian aid can no longer be provided either,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel instructed reporters in Berlin.

Before the summit, the Chinese Communist Party insisted that sanctions towards Afghanistan be eliminated and the billions of {dollars} in belongings frozen by the US and Europe be returned to Kabul. 

According to sources, the people in Afghanistan in dire need of supplies as banks are running out of money.
According to sources, the folks in Afghanistan are in dire want of provides as banks are operating out of cash.
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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the G20 summit on October 13, 2021 to send aid to Afghanistan.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the G20 summit on October 13, 2021, to ship aid to Afghanistan.
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But that was met with resistance by the G20 due to issues the funds would fall into the arms of the Taliban.

The European Union was adamant about not recognizing the Taliban.

“But the Afghan people should not pay the price of the Taliban’s actions,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated.

W​ith Post wires​

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