Afghan territory must not be used to threaten or attack any country: MIKTA

BYYasir Rehman


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Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia – comprising MIKTA Friday expressed their deep concerns with the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and called on Taliban to ensure that Afghan territory will not be used to threaten or attack any country by any terrorist organization.

In a joint statement, MIKTA Foreign Ministers also called for the full restoration of security and civil order and the overall protection of human life and property.

“We called on the Taliban to uphold its undertakings to allow those wishing to depart Afghanistan to do so safely”, statement read.

Advocating for the protection of women rights, MIKTA Foreign Ministers emphasized that the participation of Afghan women, as well as the protection of their rights, should be ensured and must be an integral part in the future development of Afghanistan.

“Taliban and all other parties should observe international humanitarian law and ensure the safety and security of all Afghan people, including women, children and minorities”, if further said.

Ministers stressed for strengthened efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and immediate, safe and unhindered access for United Nations agencies and other humanitarian organizations providing assistance.

Offering their support for the efforts of the international community to assist the Afghan people, ministers said that they will remain in consultation and coordination regarding the various aspects and repercussions of recent developments in Afghanistan, including in the fields of the fulfilment of human rights, humanitarian efforts, migration and refugee flows, and counter terrorism.

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