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Johnson and Biden hold Afghanistan evacuation talks ahead of G7 meeting
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Johnson and Biden hold Afghanistan evacuation talks ahead of G7 meeting

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed on evacuation efforts in Afghanistan with President Biden. They spoke ahead of an emergency G7 leaders meeting to discuss the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. It comes after the Taliban’s warning to Mr Johnson and Mr Biden. The two leaders made an agreement to continue to work together to ensure people could leave Afghanistan, Downing Street said. This includes after August 31 when the initial phase of the evacuation is due to end in line with America’s planned withdrawal. The meeting underscored the importance of close coordination with allies and partners in managing the current situation and forging a common approach to Afghanistan policy. A spokesperson said in No 10’s readout: The leaders agreed to continue working together to ensure those ...