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Regional nations call upon Afghanistan to eliminate terrorism

Kabul, 30 September 2023(GNP): According to a statement from the Moscow Format Consultations forum, Pakistan and other regional nations  urged the government of Afghanistan to take decisive action to destroy extremist organizations in the country.

The 2016 Moscow forum’s goal was to encourage political reconciliation between the Taliban, who were at war with Afghan security forces and US-led forces in the nation, and the then-governing Ashraf Ghani administration.

The fifth Moscow Format meeting on Afghanistan was held in Kazan on September 29.

Representatives from China, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan attended the sixth conference of the format in the Russian city of Kazan.

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The conference was attended by the acting foreign minister of Afghanistan, as well as guests of honor from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.

The group spoke on crucial subjects including militancy, creating an inclusive government, and ensuring the freedom of women and minorities in the nation.

They urged the present Afghan government to take decisive actions to demolish, eradicate, and prevent the establishment of all forms of terrorist organizations headquarters in Afghanistan, thereby preventing the country from becoming a hub for terrorism and instability that could potentially spread to neighboring states.

To create an inclusive Afghan administration that represents the interests of all ethnopolitical groupings, the conference highlighted that “no progress” had been accomplished. It demanded that representatives of different ethnopolitical groupings engage in “practical, outcome-oriented dialogue” with the interim administration.

The Afghan government was asked by the Moscow Format Consultations to create a government that was fair, inclusive, broad-based, accountable, and responsible. Additionally, they demanded that the Afghan government eliminate all forms of gender and religious discrimination and offer equal opportunity for employment and education.

The gathering emphasized the significance of providing everyone with equal access to work, education, and justice, regardless of gender, race, or religion.