The international community does not warn of Afghan government approval imposed by force


The International Conference on Afghanistan demands an immediate ceasefire and does not recognize governments imposed by the use of military force as the Taliban swiftly seized more cities in Afghanistan, including the second and third largest cities on Thursday. Warned.

The conference was convened by Qatar and held in the capital Doha from August 10th to 12th. Participants include special envoys and representatives from the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Qatar, the United Nations, the European Union, Germany, India, Norway, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

“Participants urged both sides to take steps to build credibility and accelerate efforts to reach a political solution and a comprehensive ceasefire as soon as possible,” said the chair. statement Published on Thursday. Qatar is the chair of the conference.

“Participants reaffirmed that they would not recognize the Afghan government imposed by the use of military force,” the statement continued.

If other countries do not approve the government, they will not get financial support. Unrecognized status also has other financial implications for the business, such as travel difficulties and the exchange of goods and services. However, humanitarian assistance is not limited by this status.

The statement also referred to principles that guide political solutions. Respect for human rights, including the rights of women and minorities. A mechanism that provides a representative government. A promise that no one in Afghanistan will allow anyone to threaten the security of another country. And finally, respect for international law, including international humanitarian law.

“We demand the immediate end of the attack on the city, urge a political solution and warn that the forced government will become a Pariah state,” said Zalmay Khalil, a U.S. envoy to the talks. Khalilzad said.

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The map shows the regions managed by the Taliban on selected dates each month. (AP)

Last month, it was reported that if Britain entered the government of Afghanistan, it would work with the Taliban.

“Whatever the government at the time, if it complies with certain international norms, the British government will be involved,” said British Defense Minister Ben Wallace. The Daily Telegraph..

China too report Be prepared to approve the Taliban government, despite public statements.

The Taliban’s rapid progress was achieved primarily by the lack of resistance from Afghan government forces. Bill Roggio, a senior researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the Afghan army has been corrupted internally due to corruption and mismanagement, with poorly equipped troops and little motivation to fight. rice field.

The Biden administration announced Thursday that about 3,000 US troops will be deployed to assist in the drawdown of US embassy staff.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Li Hai

Li Hai is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.