The G7, chaired by UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson, is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the Afghan situation.
Following the capture of power by the Taliban in now war-torn Afghanistan, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States are set to conduct an emergency meeting to continue to stand by the Afghan people and step up support for refugees and humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, the evacuations continue in full swing.
Boris Johnson has said, “The Taliban will be judged by its deeds rather than word,” he said ahead of chairing an emergency G7 virtual meet to coordinate an international response to the Afghan crisis.
Downing Street said that during the meeting Tuesday, the UK PM will call on Group of Seven (G7) leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States to continue to stand by the Afghan people and step up support for refugees and humanitarian aid.
According to a Downing Street communique, the G7 is expected to reiterate its commitment to safeguarding the gains made in Afghanistan over the last 20 years – in particular on girls’ education and the rights of women and minorities.
The meeting will take place by video conference and the NATO and UN Secretaries-General have also been invited to join the discussion.
It comes as the Taliban issued a stark warning that it would not entertain any suggestion of an extension to the August 31 deadline for the US-led NATO troops to exit Kabul. – PTI