British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the G7 leaders’ online summit on the situation in Afghanistan will take place on Tuesday. “It is extremely important that the international community works together to ensure a safe evacuation,” he stressed on social media.
At the same time, Johnson called on the international community to find ways to prevent the escalation of the conflict in Afghanistan, in which the Taliban took power a week ago and from where Western countries are now trying to evacuate their citizens and Afghan associates of their troops.
“Secure the achievements of the last 20 years”
“It is extremely important that the international community works together to ensure a safe evacuation, avert a humanitarian crisis and support the Afghans to secure the gains of the past 20 years,” Johnson wrote on Sunday.
The UK holds the presidency of the G7 this year. The British Prime Minister announced that the summit on Afghanistan would be held in a virtual form earlier this week, and on Thursday there was a virtual meeting of G7 foreign ministers devoted to the situation in this country.
In addition to the UK, the G7 also includes the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada.
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