US President Joe Biden took part in a virtual summit of G20 leaders on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Leaders of a number of non-G20 countries and heads of international financial institutions were also invited to the summit.
According to the White House press service, the summit participants noted the urgent need to focus on the ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including against threats from the Vilayat Khorasan group, as well as to ensure unhindered exit from the country for foreign citizens and Afghans having the necessary documents for this.
The leaders also reaffirmed their collective commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people through independent international organizations and to promote fundamental human rights for all Afghans, including women, girls and members of minorities.
“The United States remains committed to working closely with the international community and using diplomatic, humanitarian and economic instruments to resolve the situation in Afghanistan and provide support to the Afghan people,” the press release said.