On Monday, Riyadh — Saudi Arabia called on the Taliban and all Afghan parties to protect lives and property after the Taliban captured the capital Kabul on Sunday.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Saudi Arabia stands with the Afghan people’s choices without any hindrance.
The Kingdom expressed hope that the situation in the central Asian state steadies as soon as possible while prudently following the current events.
Meanwhile, Bahrain will initiate consultations with the other Gulf Arab States regarding the situation in Afghanistan. Bahrain is initiating this move as current chair of the Gulf Cooperation Council, reported the Kingdom’s government media office on Monday.
The media office also reported on its Twitter account, “The council of ministers has asked the foreign minister to work with and consult the GCC states regarding the developments in Afghanistan, in the framework of Bahraini presidency” of the group. The group also includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman.
Qatar, which had hosted indecisive Afghan peace talks, is so far the only GCC country to have commented on the circumstances since the Taliban took control of Kabul, calling for a peaceful transfer of power and a comprehensive solution.