As Boris Johnson noted, “it is extremely important that the international community works together.”
Urgent talks of the Group of Seven leaders on the situation in Afghanistan will be held on Tuesday, August 24. This was announced on Sunday on Twitter by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the leader of the country that is presiding this year in the informal association of seven economically developed countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France, and Japan).
“I will convene a meeting of G7 leaders on Tuesday for urgent talks on the situation in Afghanistan. It is extremely important that the international community works together to ensure a safe evacuation, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and support the Afghan people in preserving the achievements of the last 20 years,” the head of the British government said.
The day before, the President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, said that she would propose considering at the meeting of the “seven” an international scheme for the reception and accommodation of refugees from Afghanistan. She drew attention to the fact that “3.7 million people have already become refugees in Afghanistan, 80% of them are women and girls.”