US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Thursday he believes the world is united in putting pressure on the Taliban, after holding talks with officials from Pakistan, China and Russia.
On Thursday, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Blinken met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, and on Wednesday evening he had talks with the ministers of the other four members of the Security Council who have the right to veto (the veto), including Russia and China.
“I think there is a very strong unity of approach and purpose,” Blinken told reporters.
He added: “The Taliban are seeking legitimacy and support from the international community, but the relationship it has with the international community will be determined by the actions it takes.”
Blinken reiterated the US priorities, which are the Taliban’s allowing Afghans and foreigners to leave Afghanistan, respecting the movement for the rights of women, girls and minorities, and not allowing Afghanistan to be used. again by extremists like al-Qaeda.
The Foreign Ministry announced that Blinken underlined, during talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, “the importance of coordinating diplomatic engagement”.
Pakistan had asked to deal with the Taliban and release Afghan assets, but Qureshi said earlier this week that there is no need to rush to recognize the new Taliban government.
At the beginning of his meeting with Blinken, Qureshi stressed “to find a way to work together to achieve our common goal, which is pace and stability “.
Russia and China have taken a cautious approach in their dealings with the armed movement that has taken power in Afghanistan quest’summer and expressed long-term fears of extremism.
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