Johannesburg, Sep 10 (PTI) South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandur said on Friday that the BRICS countries have agreed that they will not recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan until they receive assurances that Kabul The organization in power will follow the principles of international law.
The Digital Summit of the Group of Five countries that was held on Thursday was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 13th BRICS summit was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
“We held a BRICS summit (on Thursday) in which our President gave his views and BRICS issued a statement clearly stating that we are committed to the restoration of democracy in Afghanistan and the need for it,” Pandur told radio station ‘702’. freedom of human rights for the people of
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) grouping includes the world’s five largest developing countries, representing 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of global GDP and 16 percent of global trade.
“We will not give any recognition unless we are assured that the government formed is intended to abide by the principles of international law,” Pandoor said.
The minister also explained why South Africa refused to accept Afghan refugees for an interim stay for investigation.
“We have received letters from lawyers in South Africa that we will have people on board two planes who have sought asylum in Pakistan, but they will be brought to South Africa so that US officials can investigate them here,” Pandoor said.
“First of all we are not the center of investigation and secondly if they are refugees and they have to go to Pakistan, then there is no international law that they should be investigated in any third country,” he said.