G20 Summit Next Month to Discuss Afghanistan
Italy's Prime Minister announced an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan next month in a bid to avert a humanitarian disaster
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced on Wednesday that the G20 will hold an extraordinary summit on Afghanistan on October 12th to discuss humanitarian aid and combating terrorism in the country.
"There will be an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan on October 12," Draghi told reporters, adding, "we want to see if it's possible for the 20 richest countries in the world to have common objectives."
The PM also stated, "I hear endlessly that a humanitarian catastrophe is about to happen because Afghanistan has no support from the rest of the world."
Draghi, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the G20 forum, affirmed that it's the "duty of the world's richest countries to do something to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe."
The summit is likely to be held by video-link and will include other participants such as the UN, the Netherlands, Spain, and Qatar.
The G20's Leaders' Summit will also be held in Rome on the 30th and 31st of October.