G20 leaders gathered Tuesday for a virtual summit focused on addressing the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The EU kicked off the proceedings by announcing a €1 billion ($1.2 billion) aid package. In a statement following the summit, the G20 countries warned that “the collapse of the economic and financial system in Afghanistan would impact heavily on the lives of Afghans and on the stability of the country, the region and beyond.”
G20 leaders gathered on Tuesday for a virtual summit focused on addressing the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan , with the EU kicking off proceedings by announcing a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion-euro) aid package.
WH on Biden’s G20 meeting on Afghanistan: “The Leaders discussed the critical need to maintain a laser-focus on our enduring counterterror efforts, including against threats from ISIS-K, & ensuring safe passage for those foreign nationals & Afghan partners with documentation…”
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Justin Trudeau Today, I spoke with G20 leaders about the situation in Afghanistan. The global community is committed to the protection of human rights, including of women & girls, and we’ll continue to use our voices to make sure Afghans have access to humanitarian assistance being provided.
President Biden This morning, I met virtually with G20 leaders on Afghanistan. We’re committed to working closely with the international community and using diplomatic, humanitarian, and economic means to address the situation in Afghanistan and support the Afghan people.