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Boris Johnson calls G7 online urgent meeting

17:10, 22 August 2021
Boris Johnson calls G7 online urgent meeting Photo: Rob Pinney/ZUMAPRESS.com

The Prime Minister of the UK said that the leaders will discuss Afghanistan on Tuesday.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced on Twitter that the leaders of G7 members will meet on Tuesday to discuss the Afghan crisis and search for ways to prevent its escalation, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in the matter.

On Thursday Foreign Ministers of the G7 members met to discuss the same topic. They have called on the Taliban* to ensure the security of the foreigners leaving Afghanistan and stressed the importance of respecting the international law of human rights.

Britain has the presidency over the G7 in 2021, the country hosted the last summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on 11-13 June.

The G7 also comprises the US, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, and Canada.

On Thursday Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged the international community to hold an extraordinary session of the G20, before holding phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.