September 18, 2021

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UK calls on G7 to discuss Afghanistan crisis |  The world

UK calls on G7 to discuss Afghanistan crisis | The world

British Prime Minister, Boris JohnsonHe said he had called a virtual meeting of G7 leaders next Tuesday (24) to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan and asked governments to find ways to prevent the situation from deteriorating.

Kabul was captured by Taliban militants last weekendThis caused Afghan civilians and military allies to leave the country for security.

Many are afraid to return to the harsh interpretation of Islamic law imposed during the previous Taliban regime that ended 20 years ago.

Western governments are debating how to handle the situation in Kabul, where thousands of civilians are trying to flee and occupy the airport.

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Johnson took to Twitter on Sunday (22) to say that “the international community must work together to ensure a safe retreat, to avert a humanitarian crisis and to help the Afghan people defend the rights they have earned over the past 20 years.”

The UK holds the rotating leadership of the G7, which includes the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada.

White House Press Secretary Jen Zhaki said Sunday that US President Joe Biden will discuss policy coordination, evacuation efforts and humanitarian aid, which have been on fire at home and abroad since he ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

This week Biden called on Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.