Interim Afghan government has been encouraged by UNSG Antonio Guterres to forbid terrorist organizations from using Afghan soil to target Pakistan. He has also pleaded with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other international agencies to help Pakistan deal with the ongoing devastation caused by the exceptional floods.
The interim Afghan administration and the UN are in touch, Guterres said during a year-end press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York.
He claims that they believe the Taliban must deliver in order to safeguard the interests of both Afghanistan and the international world.
The UNSG also requested assistance from the IMF, World Bank, and other nations to help Pakistan deal with the effects of the floods that wreaked havoc on the country between July and September.
Since the floods affected 33 million people and resulted in over 1700 fatalities, the UN head stated that the people of Pakistan need and deserve a robust show of international solidarity.
When asked what he expected from the Geneva meeting on January 9, which was intended to galvanize support for the flood-hit nation for restoration work, the UNSG stated that Pakistan requires significant assistance because one-third of the country is underwater.
At the summit in Geneva, the secretary-general and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will share hosting duties.
Guterres stated that he is in contact with the IMF and World Bank and hopes that these organizations will make significant efforts to assist Pakistan.
The UN Secretary-General stated that the people of Pakistan deserve and require a strong show of international solidarity after floods affected 33 million people and killed over 1700 people.