Washington, 12 October 2021 (TDI): US President Joe Biden virtually participated in the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit today. The Summit convened in Italy with the objective of addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in August. The US State Secretary Antony J. Blinken also accompanied Biden for the meeting.
Speaking at the occasion, US President exhibited a commitment to collaborating with the international community on the Afghanistan crisis through economic, diplomatic, and humanitarian means. Biden reiterated the United States’ support towards the people of Afghanistan and assured to provide direct humanitarian assistance to Kabul with the help of independent international organizations.
This morning, I met virtually with G20 leaders on Afghanistan. We’re committed to working closely with the international community and using diplomatic, humanitarian, and economic means to address the situation in Afghanistan and support the Afghan people. pic.twitter.com/eQeCLEb0cb
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 12, 2021
Exchanging views on Afghanistan with the G20 leaders, the US President also shared his concerns on the rising threats from a militant group, Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), besides discussing measures to tackle the situation.
During the Summit, the US also ensured providing a safe passage for the Afghans and foreign nationals seeking to flee the country, along with protecting the vulnerable individuals, including girls, women, and minority groups.