Saturday, September 25

Mario Draghi prepares an extraordinary G-20 on Afghanistan




The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, has been in contact for days with various world leaders to convene an extraordinary G-20 meeting on the emergency in Afghanistan. This summit would anticipate the one already set in Rome for October 30 and in which the positions of some countries that are part of the G-20, with interests and influence in the self-proclaimed will be decisive. islamic emiratesuch as Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

Draghi has already spoken, among other leaders, with Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson, who holds the temporary presidency of the G-7, and today he will do so with Vladimir Putin. “Possible initiatives to promote stability in Afghanistan” are at the center of the talks Draghi is having

. In the discussion with Boris Johnson, for example, “the initiatives of their respective presidencies, the G-7 and the G-20, in favor of stability in Afghanistan and in defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the country” were analyzed, according to sources from Chigi palace.

By occupying the presidency of the G-20 this year, Italy and Mario Draghi are projected to the international foreground, at a time of difficult management due to the complicated situation created in Afghanistan, which entails, after the hasty departure of the United States and NATO forces, a change in global balance, and possible immediate consequences, such as the hypothesis of a new wave of fugitives.

In this context, the role of Mario Draghi reaches special importance, considering that the two great European allies, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are weakened: The German Chancellor, due to an imminent and announced departure from the political scene, with a succession that weaker expected; the French president, because he has an election in sight that does not guarantee reconfirmation in the Elysee.

Refugees, terrorism and human rights

With discretion, as is his style, he is moving Mario Draghi, who interrupted his brief summer rest period at his residence in City of the Pieve, a municipality in the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region, 154 kilometers from Rome. The prime minister, who does not have a profile on social networks, has made a statement to a RAI newscast, to highlight that the objective is to promote the widest possible dialogue to reach a common international position on three outstanding points: refugees, terrorism, human rights. “The future of Italy – said Mario Draghi- is in the defense of fundamental rights, the defense of women’s rights and the protection of all those who have defended these rights in Afghanistan in recent years.” Italy had in Afghanistan 53 dead and more than 700 injured. The Italian Prime Minister paid tribute to them by calling them “heroes.”

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