Here’s a roundup of the top developments from around the world today.
United States said on SundayHate first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials in Afghanistan since radical group came to power Were “clear and professional”. At the meeting, the US side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on the basis of their actions, not just their words, Reuters reported.
Things in Focus: State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said the meeting focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for American citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghans, as well as human rights, including the meaningful empowerment of women and girls in all aspects. participation is involved. of afghan society
Czech President Milos Zeman was taken to hospital on Sunday, a day after the country held parliamentary elections, in which populist Prime Minister Ledi Babis’ party came in a surprising second place.
Dr. Miroslav Zavoral, director of the clinic, said, “The reason for his hospitalization is the complications associated with the chronic disease for which we treat him here.” He declined to elaborate.
Zeman was instrumental in the establishment of the new government. The Czech Presidency is largely ceremonial but the President chooses which political leader can attempt to form the next government.
Sydney reopens after 107 days of Covid-19 lockdown
Sydney’s cafes, gyms and restaurants welcomed fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of lockdown, as Australia aims to begin living with the virus and gradually reopen the country.
Some pubs in Sydney open at midnight and friends and families giggle together for midnight beer, television footage and social media images.
“I look at it as a day of independence, it’s an independence day,” New South Wales (NSW) state premier Dominic Perrott told reporters in the state capital Sydney. Perrott also warned that infections would rise after the reopening, and virus-free states such as Western Australia and Queensland are looking at what is going to live with COVID-19 amid concerns that the health system may be overwhelmed. can.
N Korea’s Kim calls for improving people’s lives amid ‘critical’ economy
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to focus on improving the lives of citizens in the face of a “severe” economic situation, state media reported on Monday. This comes as he marked the anniversary of the country’s ruling party.
On Sunday, Kim delivered a speech to a gathering of officials to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the KCNA news agency said.
Art performances, gala and firework shows were held in Pyongyang, but no major military parades, which are sometimes held on such occasions, were reported. North Korea’s economy is battered by years of sanctions on its nuclear and weapons programs, and heavy rains and floods have also caused havoc.
Indigenous leaders call for stronger rights as UN nature summit begins
Indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest have a clear message for decision-makers ahead of two global environmental conferences: respect our land and human rights, to slow climate change and protect biodiversity.
Around 195 countries are expected to finalize a new agreement to protect the planet’s plants, animals and ecosystems at the two-part COP15 UN summit starting Monday. The conference will be held virtually and will conclude in May 2022 in Kunming, China.