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Rome says G20 summit on Afghanistan expected in coming weeks


Sep 27, 2021 2:23 AM STI

Rome (Italy), September 27 (ANI / Sputnik): An extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan will take place in the coming weeks, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.
“The date has not yet been determined, but an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan will take place in the coming weeks,” Di Maio told Italian broadcaster Rai3.

A meeting of G20 foreign ministers held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York showed that all the necessary conditions are in place for a summit to be chaired by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, added the minister.
“We have agreed on the strengthening of the fight against terrorism, the defense of human rights and the delivery of humanitarian aid, part of which must be sent for the protection of women and girls. “, noted Di Maio, stressing the need to prevent Afghanistan from collapsing and affirming that there are methods to provide financial support without financing the Taliban (terrorist group, banned in Russia).
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. The Italian government believes the meeting should be held online ahead of the G20 summit in Rome at the end of October. (ANI / Sputnik)