US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Thursday that he believes the world is united in putting pressure on the Taliban, after he held talks with officials from Pakistan, China and Russia.
And Blinken met Thursday on the sidelines of the General Assembly. To the United Nations, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, and on Wednesday evening he held talks with ministers from the other four Security Council members that have veto power (the veto), including Russia and China.
Blinken told reporters: There is a very strong unity in approach and unity in purpose.”
He added: “The Taliban seeks legitimacy and support from the international community, but the relationship they have with the international community will be determined by the actions they take.”
Blinken reiterated the United States’ priorities, which are the Taliban’s allowing Afghans and foreigners to leave Afghanistan, the movement’s respect for the rights of women, girls and minorities, and not allowing Afghanistan to be used again by Extremists such as Al-Qaeda.
The State Department announced that it is In talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, he stressed the “importance of coordinating diplomatic engagement.”
Pakistan had called for dealing with the Taliban and unfreezing Afghan assets, but Qureshi said earlier this week that no There is a need to rush to recognize the new Taliban government.
At the outset of his meeting with Blinken, Qureshi stressed “to find a way to work collectively to achieve our common goal, which is peace and stability.”
Russia and China took a cautious approach in their dealings with the armed movement that seized power in Afghanistan this summer, and expressed fears of extremism in the long run.