US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Thursday he believes there is a unity on putting pressure on the Taliban, after he held talks with officials from Pakistan, China and Russia.
On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Blinken met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, and on Wednesday evening he held talks with ministers from the other four members of the Security Council that have the right to veto (the veto), including Russia and China.
I believe there is a very strong unity of approach and goal,” Blinken said in a press conference.
He added that Taliban claims to be seeking legitimacy and backing from the international world.
He stressed that the acts it takes will determine its relationship with the world community.
Blinken repeated US goals for the Taliban, including enabling Afghans and foreigners to leave, respecting the rights of women, children, and minorities, and not allowing extremists such as Al-Qaeda to exploit Afghanistan again.