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G7 holds emergency meeting on Afghanistan


London, 25 August 2021 (TDI): In an emergency G7 meeting under the presidency of the UK and joined by Secretary-General of UN and NATO, US President Joe Biden confirmed that the Kabul evacuations will end by the August 31 deadline.

In the official statement by the G7 leaders, the Group of 7 stressed adherence to international law in Afghanistan. Calling for the current leadership in the country to observe the human rights of the people and especially women and children, the group stated that “Any future Afghan government must adhere to Afghanistan’s international obligations and commitment to protecting against terrorism.”

The group assured its commitment to the Afghans with the coordination of the UN for “immediate international humanitarian response in the region, including unfettered humanitarian access in Afghanistan.” All partner countries in the region were encouraged to support the call for observance of international law and human rights in Afghanistan.

In addition, the party reiterated that the current main aim of the G7 is the evacuation of Afghans and foreign nationals. Work would be continued with the UN, G20, and all international community to reach a peaceful settlement in the country.

Lastly, the group, reaffirmed that they would hold the Taliban accountable for preventing terrorism, human rights, or a political settlement of the future government and pointed that “The legitimacy of any future government depends on the approach it now takes to uphold its international obligations and commitments to ensure a stable Afghanistan.”

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