Vatican has expressed concern over the situation in Afghanistan and has urged the world countries to provide the asylum for Afghan refugees as Vatican news reported citing chargé d'affaires of the Holy See's Permanent Mission to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva John Putzer.
“The Holy See continues to follow the developments in Afghanistan with great attention and deep concern, and has renewed the appeal launched by Pope Francis on August 15 calling on all people to pray with him to the God of peace so that the clamour of weapons might cease and solutions can be found at the table of dialogue,” the message says.
According to him, the Holy See puts emphasis on the necessity to reach peace in Afghanistan through inclusive dialogue.
Meanwhile, Putzer has urged the international society to proceed from statement to actions and accept refugees as the human fraternity and parties to recognize and uphold the respect for the human dignity and fundamental rights of every person, including the right to life, the freedom of religion, the right to freedom of movement and the right to peaceful assembly.
On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos was observed.
As we reported, in total, the US military evacuated 17,000 people from Afghanistan, including 2,500 US citizens.
After the Taliban have seized the power in Afghanistan, the International Monetary Fund on August 18 said it had suspended the country's access to its financial resources, including around $440 million in new monetary reserves.