Rome, Reuters. The G-20 member states have pledged to assist Afghanistan to get out of its humanitarian crisis. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the group would do that if it needed coordination with the Taliban. Speaking to reporters after the G20 summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Draghi said the need to deal with a humanitarian emergency is being considered.

Several leaders of Europe including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden participated in the conference organized through video conference. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend. Regarding this, Draghi said that the importance of the conference does not diminish due to the non-participation of these two leaders. This was the first multilateral conference to deal with the Afghan crisis, he said. Multilateralism is coming back, although there are some problems, but it is coming.

After attending the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Participated in the G20 summit on Afghanistan and emphasized on preventing the Afghan region from becoming a source of radicalization and terrorism.” Addressing the conference, Modi emphasized that Afghan citizens are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Prime Minister also underscored the need for inclusive governance with the participation of women and minorities in Afghanistan.

Modi said that every Indian understands the pain of Afghan citizens battling hunger and malnutrition. To improve the situation there, there is a need to make a united global effort in accordance with the resolution of the Security Council.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Modi said that if the international community does not work in unison, it will be very difficult to bring about desired changes in the situation in Afghanistan. He also advocated inclusive governance to check the spread of radical ideology, so as to maintain the socio-economic achievements of the last 20 years. The summit was organized by Italy, which is currently the chair of the G20.

Edited By: Monika Minal