Minister Di Maio: “Protecting women’s and minority rights”. The secretary general: “The priority at the moment is the evacuation of citizens”
“The biggest challenge we face is ensuring that people can reach and enter Kabul Airport. We expect the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of all foreign citizens and Afghans who want to leave the country. This is the most urgent point today ». Thus the general secretaries of NATO Stoltenberg at the top of the Atlantic Alliance, who looks with concern at what is happening in Afghanistan. “The Taliban must respect international commitments and, therefore, not create a safe haven for terrorist organizations,” added Stoltenberg, underlining that NATO expects the Taliban to respect women’s rights “.
“We are united in our deep concern for the serious events in Afghanistan – reaffirms a note from the NATO foreign ministers – and we ask for an immediate end to the violence. We express deep concern at the reports of serious human rights violations and abuses across Afghanistan. We affirm our commitment to the declaration of the UN Security Council of 16 August and we ask for adherence to international norms and standards on human rights and international humanitarian law in all circumstances ”.
For our Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio, “we must do our best to ensure that the fundamental rights, especially of women, girls and minorities, for which we have fought, are not annulled. We owe it to the many who sacrificed their lives and to our collective investment in the future of this country. Let’s not turn our backs on Afghanistan ». Then, the speech at the press conference by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: