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Afghan crisis on the agenda, Boris Johnson calls for “urgent” G-7 meeting


London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that he would convene a meeting of the G-7 leaders of the Group of Seven on Tuesday for “urgent” discussions on developments in Afghanistan. Speaking to Twitter, Johnson said: “It is vital that the international community work together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis and support the Afghan people to achieve the gains of the past 20 years.”Also Read – Heartfelt Video Of Little Girl Kissing Baby After Reaching India From Kabul Goes Viral | LOOK

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The G-7 meeting will take place on Tuesday. The UK holds the presidency of the G-7 countries this year, which also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. Read also – China and Pakistan call for recognition of Taliban: experts warn of future losses, United States angry at Beijing and Islamabad

Johnson had previously remarked that his country would work with the Taliban “if necessary” as the group regained control of Afghanistan. “What I want to assure people is that our political and diplomatic efforts to find a solution for Afghanistan, working with the Taliban, of course, if necessary, will continue,” he told reporters on Friday. journalists in London.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden is also due to virtually meet with other leaders of the G-7 countries on the same day to discuss close coordination on Afghan policy, White House press secretary Jen said. Psaki earlier today.

Notably, the United States’ national security adviser said today that potential threats from the Islamic State have made inroads into the Kabul airport, possibly targeting Afghan and American citizens. He said small groups of Americans and possibly other civilians will be given specific instructions on what to do, including moving to transit points where they can be assembled by the military.

The meeting will build on President Biden’s calls this week with G7 leaders British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Psaki said.

With contributions from the Agency