KATHMANDU, August 17: In its first official reaction to the latest development in Afghanistan, Nepal has urged all parties concerned to ensure safety, security and well-being of the people.
Issuing a press statement on Tuesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said the Government of Nepal has been closely following the recent development in Afghanistan. "We urge all parties concerned to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of the people," said the statement.
The MoFA in statement said Nepal broadly supports the call from the international community to respect and facilitate the safe and orderly departure of all those who wish to leave the country through roads, airports or border crossings and calls upon those in a position to do so for the protection of human life and property and the maintenance of peace, order and stability.
The statement comes after Taliban rebels controlled entire territory Afghanistan and took over the government. "Nepal wishes to see lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, a fellow member of SAARC, and the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Afghanistan," the statement read further.