In a statement, the White House stated that “Leaders spoke about the urgent need for continued to attach great importance towards strengthening counter-terrorism efforts.”
Washington (apro). – The G20 press conference concluded in Washington, where they finally announced their commitment to using various mechanisms to address the humanitarian crisis affecting Afghanistan.
After briefly reviewing the G20 virtual meeting’s conclusions, Joe Biden (the administration of the US President) only spoke of the humanitarian, economic, and political crisis in Afghanistan. He ignored other important issues.
The White House pointed out that during Biden’s meeting, some invited countries joined — without specifying which countries — and multilateral credit organizations, alluding to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The White House said: “Leaders talked about the urgent need to continue to attach great importance to strengthening counter-terrorism efforts, including responding to the threat of the Islamic State (ISIS-K), and supporting the safe evacuation of Afghan citizens.”
The US government’s press release did not mention the international fight against the covid-19 pandemic, nor did it mention the tension between China and the United States over the Taiwan issue, which has high expectations internationally.
The White House emphasized: “The United States remains committed to using diplomatic, economic, and humanitarian mechanisms to work closely with the international community to resolve the situation in Afghanistan and support the Afghan people.”
The G20 is made up of the European Union as well as 19 other countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada and South Korea.