Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held talks with his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi and stressed the need for international co-ordination efforts in the wake of the security situation following the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan.
“I spoke to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and discussed the need for a coordinated international effort on the current situation in Afghanistan,” Modi said in a tweet. We also discussed other important issues in the G20, such as cooperation and climate change. ” Later, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said that the two leaders discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and its implications for the world and the region during a telephone conversation.
According to the PMO, the two leaders strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack on Kabul International Airport and called for ensuring the safe evacuation of those trapped there. “They (both leaders) stressed the need for cooperation at the international level, including the G-20, in order to resolve the humanitarian and security crisis caused by the events in Afghanistan,” the PMO said.