Boris to host meeting of G7 leaders on Afghanistan

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Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street.

The Prime Minister spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan.

He stressed the need for the international community to come together and take a unified approach on Afghanistan, both in terms of recognising any future government and in working to prevent a humanitarian and refugee crisis.

The Prime Minister outlined his intention to host a virtual meeting of G7 leaders on Afghanistan in the coming days to this end.

The leaders both emphasised the ongoing importance of working together on the long-term future of Afghanistan and the immediate need to help our nationals and others get to safety.

They agreed that the UK and France should work together at the UN Security Council, including on a possible joint-resolution.

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