No more time “to wait and see. ” The international community must act in a unified voice now.
Like many Afghans and all those across the world, we have been watching the recent events in Afghanistan with horror. The sudden vacuum in leadership, the return of Taliban, and the horrific attacks near Kabul airport have elevated the crisis in Afghanistan to unprecedented times. We, at the Heart of Asia Society, remain committed to continue our work, conduct timely analysis and share our expertise on the ways out of this disaster.
In line with our vision and our previous statement (here), issued shortly after the fall of Kabul, we are releasing this statement, reiterating the calls for an urgent and unified voice of the international community to engage and support an inclusive national government in Afghanistan.
it is time for the international community, Afghan political leaders and Taliban to take real steps now to mitigate violence and suffering, and work towards stability.
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