The virtual meeting of the G7 leaders on the situation in Afghanistan will be held on Tuesday, announced this Sunday the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose country currently holds the presidency of the "group of 7" (Germany, Canada, United States, France , Italy, Japan and United Kingdom).

“On Tuesday I will summon the leaders of the G7 for urgent discussions on the situation in Afghanistan.

It is vital that the international community works together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis and help the Afghan people protect the progress (made) over the past 20 years, ”the head of government said on Twitter.

Seven Afghans dead in the airport

A meeting bringing together the G7 foreign ministers has already taken place on Thursday.

At the end of this meeting, the ministers called on the Taliban to guarantee the “security” of foreigners and Afghans wishing to leave Afghanistan.

They also underlined “the need for all parties to respect international humanitarian law”.

A week after the Taliban seizure of power in Afghanistan, thousands of people are still trying this Sunday to flee their country at the risk of their lives while the operations of evacuations from foreign countries continue under difficult conditions.

Seven Afghans died in the crush, the British Ministry of Defense said on Sunday without giving further details.


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