The premier: “We must ensure that organizations have access to the country after August 31”. On the fight against terrorism: “It is essential to use all available diplomatic and financial levers”
The evolution of the situation in Afghanistan, humanitarian aid, the management of migrants and the fight against terrorism were the main points of the speech by Prime Minister Draghi during the extraordinary meeting of the G7, in which he thanked «all those who they are helping to ensure the successful outcome of the evacuation operations in Kabul, in particular the American, British and German armies ”.
The goal, said Draghi, is to be able to safely conclude these operations by the end of August. The Prime Minister, in this regard, underlined the need to «maintain a contact channel even after the deadline of 31 August and the possibility of passing through Afghanistan safely. “Furthermore, we must ensure – right from the start – that international organizations have access to Afghanistan even after this deadline”.
The Prime Minister addressed an appeal to the leaders of the G7: «Italy will redirect the resources that were destined to the Afghan military forces towards humanitarian aid. I ask all of you to join in this commitment, compatibly with the situation of your countries ”.
On the issue of immigration «will we be able to have a coordinated and common approach? So far – added Draghi – both at European and international level, we have not been able to do so. We have to make enormous efforts on this ».
As regards the fight against terrorism, “our cooperation is essential and it is crucial to act in a united way. It is also essential to use all the diplomatic and financial levers at our disposal ».
«To achieve all these objectives – concluded Draghi – I believe that the G7 must also show itself united in opening relations with other countries. In this, the G20 can help the G7 in involving other countries that are very important because they have the ability to control what is happening in Afghanistan: Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and India ”.