Tehran having invited foreign ministers of China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the Russian Federation held a second meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors on the country on Wednesday, October 27.

The participants of the meeting in their joint statement said that they will respect, the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and seek non-interference policy in Afghanistan’s internal affairs but called for an all-inclusive and broad-based government in the country.

They said that the neighboring countries should continue delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to continue political dialogue with all parties in the country.

The participants unanimously declare the following:

  1. The participants of the meeting Support lasting peace and want differences to be settled through dialogue.
  2. Call on all parties in Afghanistan to implement modes policies, Protect women and children rights, return to normal as soon as possible, ensure effective operation of government.
  3. Make sure that Afghanistan’s soil will not threaten any country and the Taliban have to cut ties with terror organizations.
  4. Accept acceptable principles and international law to ensure the safety of foreign nationals and agencies inside Afghanistan.
  5. Address various challenges including terrorism, smuggling of drugs and human trafficking.
  6. Find the root cause of immigration and displacement and solve it fundamentally.
  7. Call on the international community to provide financial support to the host countries of Afghan refugees like Pakistan and Iran.
  8. Call on international community to provide afghan people with humanitarian assistance and winter utilities to prevent new influx of refugees.
  9. Call on international community to provide humanitarian aid in containing Covid-19 in Afghanistan.
  10.  Start the function of meetings of the special representatives and ambassadors to Kabul.
  11. Call on international community to remain engaged in Afghanistan and develop long-term roadmap for political and economic issues.

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