Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Great Britain, leaves 10 Downing Street. Johnson announced via Twitter that the planned special summit of the G7 countries on the explosive situation in Afghanistan is to take place this Tuesday. Photo: Alberto Pezzali / AP / dpa
“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.
The White House confirmed the participation of US President Joe Biden at the summit. The heads of state and government of the G7 would discuss the further coordination of their Afghanistan policy and the evacuation of their own citizens and vulnerable Afghans, it said in a statement. They also wanted to talk about plans for humanitarian aid.