Government representatives said they agreed on aid to the embattled nation. They added this does not affirm the US’ recognition of the Taliban.
Officials from the Taliban vaguely affirmed that they would allow evacuation, saying they will “facilitate principled movement of foreign nationals.” This was in response to Washington pressing for safe leave by US nationals and others.
A tweet from Suhail Shaheen, spokesperson for the Taliban, with an open platform on Twitter and over a half-million followers claims to show photos indicating participation of governments from the EU, UK, US, and Canada.
Despite little or no practical, actionable plans, various muscular-sounding quotes from high-level Washington officials are circulating in media coverage of the summit’s results.
Ned Price, Official Spokesperson for the State Department: “The discussions were candid and professional with the U.S. delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words.”
The nation continues to flounder as fundamentalist leaders of the Taliban struggle to keep electricity on and to maintain basic infrastructure. The UN’s Education Can’t Wait group has pledged 4 million USD and stated, revealingly, that only 66% of adolescent boys and 33% of adolescent girls can read and write in the nation.
All of this is amidst the backdrop of the Biden administration’s catastrophic and protracted failures in policy with that nation. This is in addition to the exhaustion of enormous amounts of political currency in their tone-deaf, defensive responses to inquiry about those failures.