The parties stressed the need to provide safe passage to all those who wish to leave Afghanistan, said the head of the press service of the department, Ned Price.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday discussed the situation in Afghanistan with the Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell via videoconference. This was stated by the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price, at a regular briefing for journalists.
“Secretary Blinken discussed the situation in Afghanistan today [on Thursday] with the G7 foreign ministers, as well as with the EU High Representative,” the diplomat said.
According to Price, the participants of the meeting “stressed the need to provide safe passage to all those who wish to leave Afghanistan, as well as the need for a comprehensive political settlement that will protect the fundamental rights of all Afghans.”
Representatives of some countries offered to host the Afghans who helped the United States for a while, the State Department said.
The State Department has seen reports of the Taliban’s persecution of Afghans who helped the United States, but they cannot confirm them yet.
The US maintains contact with representatives of the former Afghan authorities, but not with Ashraf Ghani – the State Department.