Afghan Crisis: Boris Johnson and Joe Biden to hold virtual G7 Summit

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Shivani Pandey-

Published on: August 18, 2021 11:51 IST

The White House stated that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to conduct a Virtual G7 meeting taking note of the deplorable condition of Afghanistan coming week to discuss a common approach and strategy.

The decision of U.S. President Joe Biden to hold on to the ‘troop withdrawal deal’ struck by Donald Trump his predecessor has spread and stirred extensive criticism at home and among U.S. allies.

The two leaders “discussed the need for continued close coordination among allies and democratic partners on Afghanistan Policy moving forward, containing methods the global community can provide further humanitarian assistance and support for refugees and other vulnerable Afghans,” the White House mentioned in a statement.

This marked the first phone call between Joe Biden and another Foreign leader post the shocking weekend takeover by the Taliban of Kabul.

A Downing Street spokesperson stated that the two leaders welcomed US-British cooperation in the ongoing retreatment effort.

“They resolved to continue working closely together on this in the days and weeks ahead to allow as many people as possible to leave the country,” a statement mentioned.

“The prime minister and President Biden agreed on the need for the global community to come together to prevent a humanitarian crisis,” the Spokesperson added.

Prime Minister Johnson also “stressed the importance of not losing the gains made in Afghanistan over the last twenty years.”

The G7, headed by Britain this year, includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States.

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