According to the meeting’s final statement, participants launched a mechanism to hold regular consultations among them and established working groups on Afghan affairs.
The five-point statement recognized respect for Afghanistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and the Taliban government’s efforts to neutralize terrorism since their accession to power.
However, the foreign ministers stressed the need to make progress in national reconciliation through dialogue and negotiations, build an inclusive political structure, outline a moderate domestic and foreign agenda and develop fraternal relations with the world.
They highlighted the importance to guarantee children’s and women’s rights to study, improve the welfare of the entire population and access to basic services.
The foreign ministers expressed their willingness to provide more aid to Afghanistan, support its fight against Covid-19 and undertake reconstruction through more exchanges in sectors such as trade, economy, energy, agriculture, finance, connectivity and infrastructure.
In this regard, the senior officials spoke about deepening cooperation under China’s Belt and Road initiative and other regional projects, besides assisting Afghanistan in using the geographical advantages of its territory.