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Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sent a message on Tuesday about the situation in Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the territory. They assured that, in their view, the world is exceptionally fragile at this time.
“As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless,” they wrote through a statement, published on the official website of their foundation.
In that regard, they called for support for various organizations and also urged those in positions of global influence to quickly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this year at multilateral meetings, such as the UN General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit.
“As an international community, it is the decisions we make now — to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet — that will prove our humanity,” they added.
Criticism of Harry and Meghan’s message
However, the position of the duke and duchess was questioned by various citizens and by several media outlets. For example, the Daily Mail reviewed the statement as “word salad.”
The duke and duchess’ statements come days after a crisis was generated in that country by the Taliban takeover of Afghan territory.
In a video message released on Monday, Mullah Baradar Akhund, head of the insurgents’ political office in Qatar, declared the end of the Afghan war, and with them the beginning of the “moment of test” to prove they can serve the country well.