China Calls On US, NATO To Tackle Afghan Migrant Crisis - Foreign Minister
The United States and NATO should take the primary responsibility for solving the migration crisis in Afghanistan to avoid spillover of refugees into neighboring countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his G20 counterparts on Thursday
BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd September, 2021) The United States and NATO should take the Primary responsibility for solving the migration crisis in Afghanistan to avoid spillover of refugees into neighboring countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his G20 counterparts on Thursday.
"If the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, it will likely lead to a high number of refugees, which will become a huge burden in terms of economy and security for neighboring countries and the international community. The United States and NATO must bear the main responsibility for solving the migration problem in Afghanistan," Wang said via videolink, as quoted by the Chinese foreign ministry.
The Taliban (designated terrorist and banned in Russia), in turn, should strive for more inclusiveness and predictability in their governance, while the international community has to help Afghanistan in recovery and reduce the number of migrants, the Chinese minister said.
After taking over in Afghanistan last month, the Taliban formed an interim government that is not inclusive of women and non-Taliban members. The new authority is led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund, who served as a foreign minister during the first Taliban rule and has been under UN sanctions since 2001.