Saudi Arabia urges Afghan Taliban to guard lives underneath ‘Islamic ideas’


AMMAN/
DUBAI:

Saudi Arabia on Monday urged Taliban insurgents who seized Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, finishing a sweep throughout the nation, to protect lives, property and safety as stipulated by “Islamic principles”.

“The kingdom stands with the choices that the Afghan people make without interference,” the international ministry of Saudi Arabia stated in a press release issued by official media.

“Based on the noble principles of Islam…, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia hopes that the Taliban movement and all Afghan parties will work to preserve security, stability, lives and property.”

It additionally voiced hope the scenario would stabilise as quickly as attainable, as 1000’s of Afghans afraid of the Taliban thronged Kabul airport in determined efforts to depart. Five folks had been killed within the chaos on Monday.

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Fellow Gulf state Qatar stated it was searching for a peaceable transition in Afghanistan and was doing its utmost to assist efforts to evacuate diplomats and international employees in worldwide organisations from the nation.

Doha has hosted a Taliban workplace since 2013 for peace talks and has performed a central position in making an attempt to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan with the withdrawal of US troops.

“There is international concern about the fast pace of developments and Qatar is doing its utmost to bring a peaceful transition, especially after the vacuum that happened,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani advised a information convention within the Jordanian capital Amman.

Bahrain, present chair of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, stated on Monday it could provoke consultations with fellow Gulf Arab states relating to the scenario in Afghanistan, state media reported.

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