Update: Sep 28, 2021 2:51 PM STI
Moscow [Russia], September 28 (NNA): Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said the Group of Twenty (G20) summit on Afghanistan is scheduled for Tuesday.
Vershinin told TASS: “September 28, as far as I can remember, roughly.”
However, he did not answer the question about who will represent Russia at the top.
“It’s still ongoing; they should send an invitation,” he noted.
Mario Draghi, the Italian Prime Minister who currently chairs the G20, said earlier that the Afghanistan summit was to be held after the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly, as reported by TASS.
Afghanistan has been in turmoil since the Taliban took control of the war-torn country.
Moreover, in reaction to the Taliban’s new interim cabinet, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday that it was impossible for them to recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Maio said at least 17 acting Taliban ministers are so-called “terrorists” and literally cannot recognize their government, the Khaama Press news agency reported.
The Taliban have unveiled their interim government headed by Hasan Akhund, which has been the subject of United Nations sanctions since 2001.
It has been almost 45 days since the Taliban took control, but has yet to be recognized by any nation in the world.
Italy, which currently holds the G20 presidency, is working to convene a special summit of the world’s major economies to deal with the crisis in the country following the Taliban takeover. Rome is convinced that in order to achieve this, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other countries, including Afghanistan’s neighbors, must be involved. (ANI)