Macron: G20 should ship Taliban clear message on value of recognition


PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – France’s President Emmanuel Macron mentioned the forthcoming G20 summit should ship a transparent message to Afghanistan’s Taliban on the circumstances for worldwide recognition.

In an interview with France Inter radio station broadcast on Tuesday, Macron mentioned these circumstances should embrace equality for ladies, entry for overseas humanitarian operations and non-cooperation with Islamist terror teams.

“I believe international recognition should have a price, and the dignity of Afghan women, equality between men and women, should be one of the points on which we insist, and should be a condition for us,” Macron mentioned.

Referring to the G20 summit attributable to happen in Rome later this month, Macron mentioned: “We will talk about Afghanistan. We absolutely must, that’s to say us, the Europeans, the Americans, China, Russia, the big powers of Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America all together, we must have a very clear message that we will set conditions for recognition of the Taliban.”

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Christian Lowe

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during the One Planet Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 4, 2021. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS