Pakistan has invited senior diplomats from the United States, China and Russia to Islamabad to discuss the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. Where a deep humanitarian crisis is going on now. Since the fall of the Taliban in August, many Afghans have sought refuge in neighboring countries.
Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki was also present in Islamabad but did not attend Thursday’s meeting. This discussion is being called ‘Trica Plus’. According to Abdul Kahar Balkhi, a spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry, the Afghan Foreign Minister will also be in touch with special envoys to Afghanistan.
At the start of the meeting, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned that Afghanistan was “on the brink of economic collapse” and that the international community must resume funding and humanitarian assistance cut off by Western donors since the Taliban took power.
He added that the economic downturn would “severely limit” the new Taliban government’s ability to run the country. Therefore, it is imperative for the international community to strengthen humanitarian assistance on an emergency basis. The resumption of international funding will be part of “our efforts to revive financial activity and move the Afghan economy towards stability and resilience.” He also thinks that it will benefit the western countries.
Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said that if you think that you are far away, Europe is safe and the regions you imagine will not be affected by terrorism; Please do not forget the history. “We have learned from history and we do not want to repeat the mistakes we made in the past,” he added.
A Pakistani official told Dawn earlier this week that Troika Plus had become an important forum for engaging with Afghan authorities. It will support an inclusive government, discuss ways to end the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and protect human rights, especially women’s rights.
The United Nations has repeatedly warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than half of the country is suffering from severe food shortages. Millions are being forced to starve.