G7 summit will be dedicated to Afghanistan

The G7 countries are planning a virtual summit to discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the seizure of power in Kabul by militants of the Islamic radical Taliban.

The White House, according to DW, has warned of the intention of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden to convene a summit next week “to discuss a joint strategy and next steps.” The report notes that the leaders of the two countries discussed “the need to continue concerted action between allies and democratic partners on the future policy towards Afghanistan.” Among other things, the issues of assistance to Afghan refugees and the provision of humanitarian aid are subject to discussion.

The Taliban, meanwhile, held a press conference in Kabul. They announced a general amnesty and a complete end to the war. Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said Afghan women can continue to work as long as their activities are consistent with “Islamic principles.”

Today the head of the British General Staff Nick Carter noted that the Taliban maintain security on the Kabul streets and do not behave “like in the Middle Ages.” He told Sky News: The militants keep the streets safe, they avoid public unrest. We do not receive reports that they behave as in the Middle Ages as they did in the past. …

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