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Biden and Johnson to hold virtual G7 summit on Afghanistan


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The White House announced that US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed to hold a virtual G7 summit on Afghanistan next week.

The announcement comes amid the takeover of the Government of Afghanistan by the Taliban.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that US President Joe Biden has not spoken to any of the world’s leaders since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

“He has not yet spoken to any of the other world leaders,” he said. “Secretary (Anthony) Blinken, and other senior members of the team, I speak regularly with our foreign counterparts and intend to do so in the coming days,” he added.

He continued, that the Taliban informed the United States that they will provide safe passage for civilians to reach the airport in Afghanistan, and Sullivan said in a White House news briefing, that the United States believes that the evacuation of Kabul can continue until August 31 and that it is talking with the Taliban about the exact timetable and how it will be conducted. implemented, Reuters reported

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