When he proposed hosting the G7 summit of the seven richest nations in the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his main objective (he did not speak publicly) was to prolong US President Joe Biden’s presence of US troops in Afghanistan until at least the end of air travel to deport civilians and foreigners.
But Biden did not agree – it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. He also said that US troops would leave the country on August 31. Now the secret (but not so much) meeting between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Bharat in Kabul is not going well. Or, at the very least, Burns seems certain of failing to appease Broad, allowing foreign troops to extend their stay in the area.
However, the same problem exists in the UK. As Boris Johnson did not persuade Joe Biden to extend the deadline beyond August 31, British troops have a few days to complete their humanitarian flight from Afghanistan.
Speaking after the virtual G7 meeting, Johnson said he had agreed on a “road map for future engagement with the Taliban” that they thought would rule Afghanistan – meaning that the world’s seven richest nations no longer offered a chance. Possibility of negotiation with future regime.
The “number one condition” for engagement with the Taliban would be a safe and guaranteed passage for people who want to leave the country by the end of August, Johnson said – but for the Prime Minister it was a position that was not in his hands. , Or G7’s, to confirm.
However, the President of the Council of Europe, Charles Michael, said, “We urge the new Afghan authorities to allow free transit for all foreign and Afghan nationals wishing to enter the airport.” “We raised this issue with our American friends and partners on two specific fronts: first, the need to protect the airport until operations are completed; and second, fair and equitable access to the airport for all citizens.
But “we will decide very soon what kind of relations we are going to develop with the new Afghan authorities,” Michael said. He added: “We call for an inclusive political agreement, and if we are to continue to exert a positive influence on the people of Afghanistan, especially in supporting their basic needs, we must deal with the new authorities.” It is subject to strict conditions regarding the actions and attitude of the new regime.
Ursula van der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, who attended the conference, was quoted by several newspapers as saying that the union member states would receive financial assistance if they “intensified” the reception of refugees. As is well known, the right-wing governments of Hungary and Austria have already stated that they will not accept refugees, while Spain has provided itself as a center for welcoming Afghanistan, which has worked with Western powers.
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