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G7 Leaders named a condition for recognizing the legitimacy of Taliban rule in Afghanistan

The leaders of G7 at a virtual meeting discussed the situation in Afghanistan and reminded the Taliban of their responsibility for violation of counter-terrorism obligations, violation of human rights, particularly those of women and minorities, and named the condition for accepting the legitimacy of the future government. This was stated in a statement released by the British government.

In particular, the G7 leaders reaffirmed their support for the people of Afghanistan and intend to support Afghan refugees and named the safe evacuation of their citizens as the first priority.

“As part of that, our first priority is to ensure the safe evacuation of our citizens and those Afghans who have cooperated with us and assisted our efforts over the last twenty years and to ensure the continued safe exit from Afghanistan. We will continue to coordinate this closely, and we expect all parties to continue to facilitate this and ensure the safety of humanitarian and medical personnel as well as other international service providers,” the statement said.

They also said any future Afghan government must respect Afghanistan's international obligations to protect against terrorism, protect the human rights of all Afghans, especially women, children, and ethnic and religious minorities, uphold the rule of law, allow unhindered and unconditional humanitarian access and effectively counter human and drug trafficking.

“The legitimacy of any future government depends on the approach it takes now to fulfill its international obligations and commitments to stability in Afghanistan,” the G7 leaders reported.

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