Senior officials from the US, China, Russia and Pakistan on Thursday called on the Taliban to sever ties with all international terrorist groups and seek ‘inclusive and representative’’ Taking steps to form the Wali government, called for denial of space for any terrorist organization in the country.
Extended ‘troika meeting’ of special Afghan representatives of four countries in Islamabad; reviewed the latest situation in Afghanistan and said it expected the Taliban to fulfill its commitment to prevent the use of Afghan territory by terrorists against its neighboring countries and the rest of the world. According to a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the talks, the four countries expressed “deep concern about the dire humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan and reiterated their unwavering support for the people of Afghanistan.” >Meeting held after a gap of three months
‘troika’ The extended group of ‘troika plus’ also known as. It welcomed the immediate provision of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan by the world. Members acknowledged concerns about Afghanistan’s economic challenges and committed to focusing on measures to facilitate access to legitimate banking services.
‘Troika Plus’ The meeting took place after a gap of three months and was expected to reach a consensus on how to engage with the Taliban government. Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called for ‘Extended Troika’. In his opening address, he urged the international community to immediately help Afghanistan avoid an imminent humanitarian catastrophe due to lack of financial resources. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Qureshi warned the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past, when Afghanistan’s isolation created many problems. Qureshi expressed hope for ‘Troika Plus’ The group will be helpful to the interim government of Afghanistan and will play a role in eliminating terrorists from Afghan soil.