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Cut ties with and eliminate terrorist groups, Pakistan, China, Russia, US tell Taliban

Pakistan PM meets Taliban delegation, assures support for Afghan people. Meetings took place in Islamabad a day after India hosted a dialogue of security chiefs of 7 nations.

New Delhi: Pakistan, China, Russia and the United States on Thursday called on the Taliban to sever ties with all international terrorist groups, dismantle them and eliminate them “decisively” and “refuse the space to any terrorist organization operating inside “Afghanistan. This statement came when Islamabad hosted the Troika Plus conference, which was attended by special representatives from China (Due Xiaoping), Russia (Amir Kabul) and the United States (Thomas West).

A Taliban delegation led by Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi also attended. Muttaqi also held separate meetings with senior Pakistani government officials, including Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the joint statement released after the meeting, the four nations said they expected the Taliban to “keep their pledge to prevent terrorists from using Afghan territory against its neighbors, other countries. Of the region and the rest of the world “. Condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

They also called on the Taliban to adopt a friendly approach towards neighboring countries and to respect Afghanistan’s legal obligations, including universally accepted principles of international law and basic human rights, and to protect security and the legitimate rights of foreign citizens and institutions in the country. The Troika Plus also expressed concern about the “potential” of an “economic collapse” in Afghanistan and “the significant worsening of the aid crisis of humanitarian aid and a new wave of refugees “. “However,” he welcomed the urgent provision of humanitarian aid by the international community “in Kabul. Read also: The Taliban want to establish communication with the world: Pakistani Foreign Minister at the Troika meeting MoreQureshi is pushing the world to “positively engage” with the Taliban. Pakistan again called on the international community to have “positive engagement” with the interim Taliban government, adding that Islamabad, as an immediate neighbor, has a “vested interest” in the peace and stability of Afghanistan. . 

“Located next door, we have suffered the shock of four decades of conflict and instability in the form of refugees, drugs and terrorism. We see the current situation as an opportunity to end the protracted conflict,” said the Minister. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah. Mahmood Qureshi “We believe that the Taliban are interested in engagement because they seek international acceptance and support. It is therefore essential that the international community avoids repeating the mistakes of the past and continues with positive engagement,” he said. he added. The Troika Plus group, which met after three months, also met separately with the Taliban delegation, which happened for the first time since the Taliban conquered Afghanistan in August. “Troika Plus also met with the Afghan Foreign Minister to discuss the conclusions of the Troika Plus meeting and hear the point of view of the Afghan interim government,” tweeted Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan.

The countries also discussed the steps Pakistan has already taken to help people in Afghanistan. “These include exemption from tariffs on perishable goods to support farmers in Afghanistan, the provision of humanitarian aid, the facilitation of pedestrian movement, keeping the border open during Covid19 and the visa to arrival for medical cases, “the statement said.The Taliban delegation landed in Pakistan on Wednesday on a visit that coincided with India’s regional security dialogue in Delhi on Afghanistan, chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Troika Plus meeting. “Pakistan has always supported the Afghan people in times of need. We have assured interim Afghan FM Amir Khan Muttaqi and his delegation that we will provide all possible humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

We send food. emergency medical supplies and winter shelters to bring immediate aid to the Afghan people, ”Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet on Thursday. “We will also provide free Covid 19 vaccines to all Afghans crossing the border into Pakistan. I once again urge the international community to shoulder its collective responsibility to avert a serious humanitarian crisis facing the Afghan people (sic). The next round of the Troika In addition, a meeting will be held in Beijing, where the Afghan interim government has also been invited, Qureshi confirmed.

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