Ever since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the humanitarian crisis is looming in the country and the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is all set to host the special summit of the group of 20 on Tuesday, October 12.

The conference which is due to be held online will concentrate on humanitarian aids, security concerns, and guaranteeing safe passage abroad for thousands of western-allied Afghans.

Since many countries do not want to engage with the Taliban or recognize them, the UN will be given a central role in tackling the crisis of Afghanistan and for that, the US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due to join the summit.

The online meeting is intended to be joined by US president Joe Biden, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi, and other EU members of the G20.

Chinese President is not taking part, the Russian President is not yet clear to be taking part, and Pakistan and Iran are not invited to.

It comes two days after the first face-to-face meeting between the US and the Taliban after the latter took power.

The US pledged to be providing the people of Afghanistan with humanitarian aid that was welcomed by the Taliban.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.