London, 20 August 2021 (TDI): On Thursday, Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development UK called on a meeting of G7 Foreign and Development Ministers on the current situation of Afghanistan.
In a press statement about the meeting, Secretary Raab claimed that the meeting was about mutual efforts to coordinate and deal with the current crisis in Afghanistan. The main aim for the UK at the moment is the evacuation of people of partner countries and the former staff in Kabul, to protect the rights of Afghan People mainly women and children, and how to assist the citizens of other countries. Efforts of the troops who are on the ground and their utmost bravery were praised during the meeting.
Furthermore, The Foreign and Development ministers also discussed the regional stability and how efforts could be made to prevent Afghanistan to be used as a base to conduct terrorism. In the statement, Secretary Raab stated that “the crisis in Afghanistan requires an international response including intensive engagement on the critical questions facing Afghanistan and the region.” He added that “G7 Ministers will each engage with partners in the coming days and weeks to seek to secure an inclusive political settlement, enable life-saving humanitarian assistance and support in Afghanistan and the region, and prevent any further loss of life.”
For this G7 countries could come up with an international strategy that will have a moderating influence on the next moves of the Taliban and address the situation in Afghanistan.