Johnson announces G7 summit for Tuesday

“I will convene the G7 heads of state and government on Tuesday for urgent talks on the situation in Afghanistan,” tweeted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday. Great Britain currently chairs the group of leading western industrial nations. In addition to Germany and Great Britain, it also includes France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the USA.

In view of the takeover of power by the militant Islamist Taliban in Afghanistan, the heads of state and government of the G7 countries want to hold a video conference next week to discuss how to proceed. It is crucial that the international community work together to ensure safe evacuations and prevent a humanitarian disaster, Johnson wrote.