London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said before chairing an emergency meeting of the G7 countries on the Afghanistan crisis, that the Taliban will be judged by their actions, not their words. Downing Street said that during the meeting, Johnson would call on the leaders of Group (G) Seven to stand with the people of Afghanistan and strengthen refugee and humanitarian aid. Besides the UK, the G7 countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.
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Johnson said, “Our first priority is to evacuate our citizens and the people of Afghanistan who have helped us in our efforts over the last 20 years, but as we plan for the next phase it becomes important that we as the international community Let us come together and agree on a joint vision for the long term.” “That’s why I have called an emergency G7 meeting to coordinate our response to the immediate crisis and to reaffirm our commitment to the people of Afghanistan,” he said. The Prime Minister said, “Together with our partners and allies, we can use every humanitarian and diplomatic influence to defend human rights and the achievements made over the past 20 years.
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The Taliban will not be judged by their words, but by their actions.” Meanwhile, Johnson spoke to US President Joe Biden on the Afghanistan crisis on Monday evening before the meeting. A Downing Street spokesman said: “They discussed coordinating the efforts of the UK and the US to rapidly and safely evacuate their citizens and working people from Kabul International Airport with their own governments.” The G7 meeting will be online in which NATO and UN Secretary-General have also been invited.