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at the same time, i think you'll see it in the engagements the present already had with found with president does she and the engagements to come the work that we're doing to to do that. i think they're, there issues like climate that are in a sense, ah, are incumbent on every country in the international community to meet its responsibilities irrespective of differences, even profound differences. we have another is simply because it's in the interest of each of these countries including china and it's in the interest of humanity. and we've seen some progress coming out of the fact of cop 26. when it comes to china meeting its responsibilities on climate change, a lot more to be done. but this is profoundly in the interest of china citizens as well as citizens around the world. and irrespective of any other differences, including young very strongly felt principles that we will continue to stand for.
i think we can still expect to see countries meet, meet their responsibilities, including china. well that according to your question about a i forgot to start and engaging with, bided on our number one priority and thought that was to make sure that the humanitarian assistance reaching to the afghan people. especially, we are seeing that people are suffering from this or they and they have a dire need for a little, especially when when the winter's coming. and there would be a lot of challenges in the humanitarian situation. and it's better for us to help the afghan people over there. now before things get to much worse. so a fierce a priority to be that us to the body bon is to provide this to say faxes for humanitarian assistance and ensuring that goes to the eyes, people and not falling into the wrong hands. the 2nd thing we believe that
abandoning i understand will be a big mistake, can dig in order and get to because i sedation has never been an answer to florida or a solution for, for any issue. and engagement is the only way forward. so that's why we believe engaging with lighter bonds since they are on power right now. was very important for us to ensure that our facilitation for humanitarian assistance is moving smoothly and also encouraging them and urging them all the time to a stand up to their commitments and their pledges for the international community. now are we, we are on continuous consultation with the us. we have an agreement on why that age of re shoes when it comes to the african. it's done and the way to address the situation. and both of us, we agree on the needs of african people to be,
to ensure their safety and to protect them from a, from any violence or any act or by the people who are on power now. and also ensuring that the humanitarian situation, their humility as tuition was at that as to regarding then listing bite upon a from the sanction lists. this is, was not a decision. this is a security council resolution which had the series. and at that time, we believe that are the members of the security council on continuous review for this. and this is, will be on there will be enlisted only by their own decision. so i thought has no annual. and in this, we are encouraging the international community to keeping gauging with us. got us started not to abandoning. i've got a son engaging with everyone over there and preventing any risks from her emerging from afghanistan. next question from annette al has im from al jazeera.
i have the 2 questions for shaney and one question for schedule, blinking regarding her, i've gone to stanch. if you said you have, there is a lot of areas that the need urgent. urgent need for the gantt people. and i would just want to ask you which certain area katara feels that she can play a role specially in the areas that are the conditions of the international community to be 4 at ali, bon, too, for behavioral changes to be accepted internationally. and my 2nd question is, is got, are looking for immediate media to enroll in. if you bia, for psychiatry, blend can, regarding lebanon, and are very forms needed from the international community. and the brush are placed on the government. there did, does the united states see any progress happening are where did you reach with the
or a talk with they'll open his government and i apologize because i had a little trouble hearing. could you just repeat that? the the question. thank you. ah, regarding the forms of lebanon the i've had since i've been pushing the new government to implement this reforms. do you hear anything from them? any updates, any progress? well, as we mentioned, we have seen an urgent humidity at a need. enough. got to stand for the afghan people and basically we believe that this needs translates into food supplies, medicine, health care services needs for men are running and also the schools needs to remain operation are. so we are very much focused on those areas and trying to deliver a loss aids for, for the right people over there. and as i mentioned when ted is going to be very
challenging and delivering those humanitarian. and so that's why we are urging and encouraging or, or international organizations to, to pop up this time and to a, to deliver, to as soon as possible. and for from our side. there's other, we are talking a lot of best to facilitate for them. and to contribute to i that i say most needs are regarding a few p. a. of course, we are very much concerned about this commission of what a bad on a few, the stability of the eastern african, the whole north africa is very important for our region under stability. and we hope that things are going to be disconnected and resolved as soon as possible. or we normally about that one. it's playing a mediator role. we always been asked by the 2 parties of the conflict and with
their consent. but as far as this conference concerned, no one has reached out to talk about it, but we are happy to help and to support any international efforts in this getting their situation over there. and i believe there are a number of countries in, within the international community, including the united states are working on this efforts. and we are very much willing to support their efforts in that ah, 1st, i appreciate the that the balance of 2 questions from hobbit and one for me, that's the appropriate balance. so thank you. ah, so 1st on, on, on levin on let me simply say 2 things. first out there is, i think a dire need that the lebanese people have that needs, that needs to be addressed. ah, we are working as you know, ah,
no arrangements to get fuel into the country that its absence, of course is, had very detrimental effects on the ability to do the most basic things that citizens are looking for, including keeping the, the hospitals up and running among the transportation, many other things. so we're working on that. i think the prime minister has a, a, ah, a good plan for moving a lebanon for trying to move the economy forward. in the 1st instance, i'm pursuing work with the international financial institutions and the support that they can, they can offer. at the same time, we're looking to ensure support for the lebanese armed forces, who are a source of stability in the country. and i, in all of these areas, i think it would be very important for the various friends and supporters of lebanon to a, to demonstrate that support to bolster lebanon in
a time of need to give it an opportunity to move forward on the program that the the, the prime minister is putting in place to address the urgent economic challenges and then ultimately to a, to have a greater stability and a stronger economic foundation going forward. and that's what we're in conversations about with many friends in partners and something that we talked about just a few moments ago. thank you. a last question from then halifax? secretary only thank you. this week the you a foreign minister abdulla bins i had on my on a key us ally met in damascus for the serene, dictated by sharla side. the you a is just one of a few u. s. allies starting to normalize relations with syria. but shouldn't the administration here be doing more to discourage allies from building relationships with this brutal regime? and if indeed you did discourage them. what does that say about the relationship with the you a that your ally was not listening to you on that subject? it also emerged this week, secretary, that for the 1st time,
there are dozens of family members of american troops stuck in afghanistan. how is that? why would this not known beforehand? how many are abandoned there and how much concern is it? there are family members of u. s. troops stuck in afghanistan at the time when the taliban is looking for anyone who is working with or, or indeed related to us interests. and also one question on ethiopia, where the government has arrested some u. s. nationals as part of its anti to grand crackdown and they're threatening to punish the open stop working for the you and and for the african union for law breaking. are you concerned about these arrests of to grands and a civil war in ethiopia, in your opinion, inevitable. and shake, danny, what do you make of the u. e. foreign ministers visit to syria? do you think it is right? that countries will be normalizing relations with that country. and also why his guitar felt the need to limit afghans transiting through doha, by requiring them to have passports that the taliban won't issue at a time when a humanitarian crisis, as you say, is looming. and i wonder if you could clarify also your relationship with iran,
your neighbor across the gulf of the ally of the adversary. and have you discussed this with the us where they stand on your relationship? thank you. excellent demonstration of the multi puerto question. thank you. oh, so on not on syria. ah, i tell you were concerned about the signals that some of these visits and engagements ah, are sending. and i would simply urge all of our partners to, ah, remember, ah, the crimes that the assad regime is committed and indeed continues to commit. we don't support normalization. and, and again, we would emphasize to, to our friends and partners to consider the signals that, that they're sending. ah, we, when it comes to afghanistan in the yeah, the 2nd question we've been taking out our afghan families of you
a service members all along. and that will continue, and as we identify people who are in afghanistan, including family members of service members who remain there and wish to leave, we will do everything we can to get them out. and, and again, i would just step back for a moment if i could hear because this is in so many ways a m o, a complicated story that i'm not sure the american people fully understood just taking american citizens for example, as you know, ah, starting back in march of this year, well before the president made the and the war. and certainly while before the government end instead imploded. so back and we began do all those we had identified as americans in afghanistan,
encouraging them and then urging them to to leave the country. and indeed, by the summer we were also offering to support to support them if they needed help . for example, in buying a plane, ticket airport was a, was functioning, and we were pressing the community that we'd identified to a to leave. despite 19 messages between march and late july, there were still at the time everything imploded. about 6000 um, people in afghanistan who had a blue passport, who had american citizenship. and as i said before, there's a very good and understandable reason why despite everything, are roughly 6000 people remain. and that's because for virtually all of these people, afghanistan was their home, this is where they resided. this is where their families were, their extended families were where they'd made their lives. and making that incredibly wrenching, decision to leave to give up everything, you know,
incredibly hard and difficult. so that's why there were still roughly 6000 remaining despite everything, despite our efforts to encourage anyone who had american citizenship and wanted to leave, to take advantage of that. although 6000, virtually all of them were evacuated. ah, during the, the couple of weeks of the evacuation. but there were still some hundreds who for one reason or another, were not able to get to the airport or, or get on a get on a flight. and what i committed to the american people and more importantly, president biden committed to the american people, was to continue on every effort we could to bring out any american citizen who wanted to leave beyond august 31st. there was no deadline to that mission, and that's exactly what we've done. and as i said earlier, to date, ah, since the since the, the 31st since the end of the evacuation mission,
we have evacuated are roughly 380 americans. ah, and as i mentioned earlier, as of the 10th of november, all us citizens who have requested assistance from the united states government to depart afghanistan. and who have we've identified as prepared to depart and having the necessary documents have been given an opportunity to do so. so this is an effort that we'll, we'll, we'll continue ah, it's also a picture that changes on a regular basis because what happens is this, some people who i've identified as americans say, nonetheless, they don't wanna leave because their families extended families are in afghanistan . and they want a continued stay there. others change their minds and have told us they don't want to leave and then decide that they do want to leave. so that, that, that number changes as well, and still others since august 31st have come forward to identify themselves as
american. so we're, we're going to continue this effort for as long as people i want to leave. but as i've said, we've made a commitment, we're making good on that commitment. and that of course, extends to the family members of us service members who, who remain i finally he, ethiopia. ah, i am very concerned about the potential for e. c o b, a to ha, to him float ah, given, ah, what we're, what we're seeing. ah, both in t grey ah, but also as we have different forces and different ethnic groups that are increasingly at odds. and we are working very closely to our support the efforts of the former nigerian president obasanjo to mediate
a way forward with all the ethiopian parties were in extremely regular and close contact with him. we have a special envoy in bastrop, feltman who is deeply engaged in this other key players in the region are very much engaged and i think is each of the different groups is looking at this and there are, there are 2 paths for one path forward is ah, out and out conflicts which could lead to the implosion of ethiopian spill over into other countries in the region. and that would be disastrous for the ethiopian people. and also for, for countries in the region, the other path is ah, to halt all of the um, military actions that are, that are currently under way to sit down to negotiate a real ceasefire. to make sure that you monitoring assistance can get in to all of
the regions where people are in need. ah t gray of course, but also people in a mara, a moros, others. ah. and ultimately, to negotiate a durable political resolution to the differences that, that have emerged over the last year. i believe that that is still not only possible but necessary. and i can tell you the, the united states is some working very hard to support all of the efforts that are trying to move ethiopia in that direction. first for the garbage. you had a question about normalizing were syria at that position has been very clear. we see that normalizing or with the regime is not a step that we are thinking of for considering are now. and we believe that in
political as long as vision, although they're in a peaceful way with this part of the security council resolution 2254. but regarding other countries in the region, trying to re engage and integrate syria. it's of course they are making better decisions based on their own assessments and their own concern. and this is their sovereign rights. we cannot are criticized we. it's will be a wish from thinking to have all the countries in the regions united when it comes to the issue of syria. and we hope that a countries will be discouraged from taking further steps with the ceiling regime in order not to undermine the misery of the city and people who are what they are and what they are living in right now. a position would remain as it is. we don't see any serious steps by i said that a gm's showing his commitment to,
to repair the damage that he made for his own country and for his own people. and as long as he's not taking any serious to it, we think that changing the position is not a viable option regarding the issue of afghanistan evacuation and people who are not holding a spot. i think, you know, from our perspective and from all other countries prospective, it's very important to make sure that the people are evacuated and those people b, a checked and vetted from a security point of view. and this is cannot be cleared unless we have proper unselfish and documentation for that. so it's mainly a security measured that's been taken, but there are exceptions. if we can get that, i think process this done in the right way. then we are accepting sums without
their passport at the condition that they provide the required documents, but we don't want to end up with the wrong people who are left leaving, forgot to son to our countries, and going to other countries and then doing something wrong. and we would be very responsible for, for such, i think regarding our relation with iran when you talk about marriage and relation with the on it's different has different bases and different dynamic cl on as our neighbors in on is a country that we need to maintain a good neighborhood, the relationship with them. and this relationship has never been at that, can't of our alliance with the us or our relation with other countries. we use this relationship as a good way to engage, to, to communicate, to facilitate if there are any needs from our allies here in the us that we can
support or with on. and we encourage them, we encourage it all, and the us to come back to the disappear soon as possible and not, not to get it a relationship. or sometimes it means that it's agreement and disagreement. it's not only an agreement on, on the, on everything, but we disagree with the on and policies and that each and different policies in the region. but doesn't mean that we are, we are not in gauging with them. we are talking to them trying to understand each other, trying to not all in a big up and trying to bring more stupidity to our region. it's not to anyone. interests neither will cut our, not our near but as and did you see or, or united states to have an interstate region. and we don't want to see
a nuclear trace. so we see that the nuclear issue is very eminent issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. everybody think everybody as an urgent humanitarian need enough, ghana stand the warning there from causes foreign minister mohammed, not the man. and finally, he went on to say, the winter will be challenging those commons coming after the signing of that agreement between the u. s. and casa, which allows cut to, to represent the interests of the united states and canada. stan blink and made a comment on the question of evacuations. one of the vital u. s. interests, and i've kind of senseng, we made a commitment, we will make good on our commitments. they also gave a warning on e. c o p saying the country may implode. let's go, rosen and jordan to join us live from the state,
the palm. so rather than disagree and basically does it give us the ability to, can perhaps intensify its dealings. it's engagement with the top bond without having to give too much recognition in return. well, the diplomatic recognition of the taliban is something that todd, they certainly would consider a great victory and cobbled but child. the administration here in washington is not going to give it. and that's because it says that todd, it does not consider the taliban a legitimate child ruling entity. it still wants to see a democratically chosen government there in cobble. but because the u. s. does have interests inside afghanistan, namely us citizens and their immediate families. it has to have a way to actually be able to help them without actually having to deal with the very real road block of not recognizing the taliban government. and so by having
a cut her act as the protecting power, the u. s. is going to be able to meet its legal obligations to us persons and their immediate families without having to deal directly with the taliban. it's a very big deal. all right, we'll leave it there. thanks so much. rosamond jordan. now at least 15 people are injured after a bomb was sent off in a mosque in afghanistan, none go ha province. the device was repulsive. a place in these suddenly mosques pulpit has been a space of similar attacks on mostly shia mosques. almost all have been claimed by iceland, afghanistan, in no claim of responsibility for this bombing though so far is the last day of the un climate conference in glasgow. the summit described as a final chance to avoid catastrophic global warming. a draft agreement is being considered by nearly 200 nations. the core aim to keep the paris agreement alive,
the cap global warming at 1.5 degrees. or for this to happen, the world needs to cut emissions by 45 percent by 2030 in achieve carbon neutrality . by 2050. while there's been some progress chima and the u. s. the world's top greenhouse gas emitters are increasing. corporation also had deals to end deforestation, cut methane and phase out fossil fuels financing. the transition remains a sticking point though, and there's still a long way to go. and let's say current pledge is not enough in the world is on track for 2.7 degrees of warming. we have to correspondence covering the story. bernard smith is on the ground in man now surrounded by the vast amazon rain forest, where deforestation of course, is a very critical issue. but 1st, let's go over to andrew simmons. he's following developments at the un climate conference in glasgow, sir andrew. let's start, 1st of all with
a very important issue. are we getting that agreement to can't fossil fuels subsidies or not will it looks as if that will take place. there has been a rewording, however, and that reword and goes like this, that it says that inefficient fossil fuel subsidies will be phased out. now, any expert will tell you that's all for fossil fuel subsidies are inefficient, but that is a possible get out. for some states. however, there is going to be a commitment to accelerated, the closing down phasing down of coal power, and that is still within the text. however, that's been changed. light eaters to, to be reworded, to say that it will be allowed. the coal industry will be allowed to have equipment to capture and store their carbon emissions. if that happens, that,
that can mean that new coal plants can be built. add to all of this. what still exists, which is the really main frame issue above everything else. and that is a commitment by states to come back within a year to review and re grade their commitments to carbon emissions. or that is really the crunch issue as to whether or not at $1.00 degrees celsius stays alive. i'm with me right now, is daniel godson, environment minister for denmark, which has been in its own initiative. welcome to lou al jazeera. now your country was, in fact, li, the biggest producer oil and gas in the european union, back in 2019, when he decided to stop all research any more work on, on, on all and gas industry. and you're going to face it out completely. ah, within a few years yes. is, will we?
we've acknowledged that if we are to stay in a world that has the temperature inquiries below $1.00, which is what we had to achieve. countries need so also put an end to war and, and guess so, we know is it's not easy to make that decision for country like denmark, it's an expensive decision, but we have decided to do it. well, you've done that that we've also set up a, a consortium effectively of a number of countries to campaign for that issue. let's get to the crunch issue we mentioned earlier. well, this issue of 1.5. does this text seem that it's going to signal failure here, or what is what you make of it? i'm still an optimists, but i'm also concerned, i mean, right now we are seeing on fortunately some of the very strong wording that was in there. for instance, with regards to fossils and coal that you mentioned is being watered down and i think that's very unfortunate. so we're, we're looking at, i think probably 24 more hours. so for very hot negotiations. ready it's not impossible, but it's looking
a little bit difficult. now just one of briefly please because we're because for time, what is your impression than about the that the, the actual going back in a year's time up for. ready renegotiation, do you think that this can be achieved? you think? how important is this, please? that's absolutely essential. we've already achieved a lot of progress since the last meeting in madrid. so we're at a lot better when a much better place now than we were there. but we need to revisit what the different countries will do and we need to revisit it soon because we need to act well before 2030. the science tells us if we are to keep temperature increases below 1.5. thank you very much indeed. feel analysis there and thank you. back to you, the negotiations. very, very tough indeed. i'm sure you'll be keeping us posted on them for now. thanks so much andrew. it's continue this though. now with bernard smith, he joins us from my mouse in the amazon rain forest, them what's being disgust to take him about deforestation. and.