An emergency meeting of the Group of Seven to confront the return of the Taliban
The leaders subordinate G7 will analyze the situation in Afghanistan During virtual meeting Tuesday, announced British Prime MinisterAnd Boris Johnsonafter a week back to strength Taliban.
It is imperative that the international community work together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and help the Afghan people protect the progress made over the past 20 years.”
United kingdom Currently occupying presidency subordinate “Group of 7”, which also collects GermanyAnd CanadaAnd United StateAnd FranceAnd Italy And Japan.
The British Prime Minister has been pressing for a week to hold this meeting.
The United States and its allies are under fire For his management of the crisis, particularly the chaos at Kabul airport, with thousands of terrified Afghans trying to flee.
In a virtual meeting on Thursday, G7 foreign ministers urged the Taliban to ensure “free passage for foreigners and Afghans” who want to leave the country.
In June, the Group of Seven held its first face-to-face summit in two years in southwest England, a meeting gripped by the coronavirus and the stance vis-à-vis an increasingly assertive China on the international stage.
The situation in Afghanistan was hardly addressed, where the Taliban had already launched an offensive, taking advantage of the last stage of the withdrawal of Western forces after two decades of existence.
After that summit, the Taliban’s advance accelerated, to the surprise of the Western powers, and within a few weeks they were able to retake almost all of Afghanistan.
The United States has sent thousands of reinforcements to assist the evacuation, but wants to complete this process by the scheduled August 31 withdrawal date.
Allies of Washington and the United Kingdom among them are proposing an extension of that deadline, an issue that could be part of discussions on Tuesday.
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