Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón used the G20 meeting to urge the Taliban to “fully respect the human rights of its population, especially women, girls and ethnic minorities.”
Mexico City (apro).- G20 leaders today agreed to include the Taliban in international humanitarian aid distribution to Afghanistan. However, this does not mean the Taliban are recognized as the government for the Asian country.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the current G20 chairman acknowledged: “It’s hard to see how we can help the Afghan people without involving the Taliban, but that doesn’t mean they recognize it; we must make it clear that they will What they did was judged, not based on what they said.”
The European Union’s international assistance program for Afghanistan has been restarted. 75% of international funds are owned by the European Union. They will amount to about 1 billion euros in their first phase, after a few months of pause. Taliban spokesperson urged the international community not to freeze Afghanistan which is valued at nearly 9 billion U.S. Dollars around the world.
At the virtual conference on Afghanistan held this Thursday—China, Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend—Draghi also expressed regret over the situation of women after the Taliban regained power. He did not attend the previous 20 years.
The Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaún used his space at the meeting-he attended the meeting on behalf of President Andres Manuel López Obrador- -Urging the Taliban to “fully respect the human rights of their people, especially women, girls and ethnic minorities.”
He also reminded that 1,694 Afghan citizens have been protected by the Mexican government since the Taliban’s return to power.