Kazakhstan President suggests forming intl group to coordinate with Kabul

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Speaking at the 6th CICA Summit Astana 2022, the president of Kazakhstan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, suggested the establishment of an international group to arrange and coordinate with the Afghan authorities.

“In order to achieve a broad consensus on Afghan issues and practical measures globally,” Mirziyoyev said, “we suggest considering the possibility of Asian countries jointly addressing the UN General Assembly with an initiative to establish an international group of high-level negotiators in order to arrange and coordinate with the Afghan authorities” in a way that “would enable the parties to gradually fulfill their commitments.”

Addressing the same summit, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi urged that an inclusive government be formed in Afghanistan through political negotiations.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there is a need for joint cooperation among the members of the CIAC to normalize the situation in Afghanistan.

“To normalize the situation in Afghanistan we need to work together to help its economic recovery, but first of all we call on everyone to compensate the damage inflected on the Afghan people during the years of occupations to unfreeze illegally frozen Afghan assets,” Putin said.

The Islamic Emirate said that they welcomed any conference which benefits the Afghans.

“The Islamic Emirate welcomes all summits held on Afghan issues that will benefit the people of Afghanistan,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Afghanistan has not had representatives in many international conferences since the fall of the former government.—Tolonews

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