West, Amiri to Participate in Tashkent Summit


Thomas West, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Rina Amiri, Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights, are currently participating in the International Conference on Afghanistan, held in Uzbekistan.

The conference, set to be held till July 26, will see the US delegation seeking the international community to underscore their support for the Afghan people and will call on the Taliban to fulfil their commitments to the Afghan people and the international community.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tashkent said the main objective behind the event was to promote stability, security, and post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan. A statement from the ministry, said the conference was focused on Afghanistan’s integration into regional cooperation processes.

On July 27, US Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson, will join Special Representative West for a meeting with the Taliban to address the economic challenges faced by the Afghan people.

A Taliban delegation led by Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the group, too left for Uzbekistan to participate in the Tashkent Summit. The Taliban delegation will lobby for more support from the participating countries of the summit. On the other hand, Central Asian countries are expected to share their national security concerns emanating from Afghanistan with the Taliban officials.

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