In a bid to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, a group of Afghans, including former government officials and representatives of civil society organizations, held a one-day conference in Washington on Monday.
In its core, this step aims at enhancing the dialogue and communication between US authorities and the Taliban government in Kabul and identifying the Afghan people’s needs.
In a joint statement, the US conference attendees called for urgent humanitarian support for Afghanistan’s people.
“The Afghan Peace and Humanitarian Task Force is initiating the Washington Conference on Peace and Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan primarily to forge common terms between the United States and the Taliban government,” conference organizers said.
“It also held to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the starving Afghans (to prevent) the unfolding catastrophe,” they added.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Peace and Humanitarian Task Force’s said the conference wants to help keep all lines of communication open between the international community and the Taliban in an effort to prevent a humanitarian disaster.
On his part, Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi pledged cooperation with the international community to alleviate the humanitarian crisis.