“I am very concerned about what we see in different parts of the world. The fact that the Taliban could win in Afghanistan may encourage other groups in various parts of the world, although they are different from the Taliban. I’m not talking about the similarities between them,” Guterres said at a press conference, answering a question about whether the world has become safer in the context of the terrorist threat 20 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
“If you have a group that is ready to die in any circumstances or considers death as a blessing – if it decides to attack the country, we see armies that are unable to resist them, they flee. The Afghan army disappeared in 7 days,” the Secretary-General said.
He expressed strong concern about terrorism and the fact that many countries are not ready to fight it. “We need more solidarity and unity in the fight against terrorism,” the Secretary-General said.