- G7 foreign affairs committee chairs jointly call for India to be included in G7 talks on Afghanistan
- Pak PM Imran Khan speaks to Putin over deteriorating Afghanistan situation
- Canada airlifts over 2,700 people out of Afghanistan
- Russian defence ministry to evacuate 500 people from Afghanistan
Sikkim, India — August 26th, 2021: Influential lawmakers from the G-7 countries have urged that India should be invited to attend the bloc’s meetings. It seeks to develop a common and united front for global security. Along with regional stability in the aftermath of the Taliban taking control over Afghanistan. US Senator Bob Menendez, also the Chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his counterparts from Italy, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the European Parliament in a joint statement also said African Union should be invited to attend individual G-7 meetings when appropriate.
Imran Khan and Vladimir Putin Talk:
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan. Urged for coordinated efforts to tackle the strife-torn country after its capital Kabul fell to the Taliban last week. Khan received a telephone call from President Putin and the two leaders exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and bilateral relations, according to Foreign Office.
The Prime Minister underscored that the international community must stay positively engaged in support of the people of Afghanistan. This will help address humanitarian needs and ensure economic sustenance. He stressed the importance of “coordinated approaches in addressing the evolving situation and noted that Pakistan attached high importance of the role of the Troika Plus format”.
Further, Canada has evacuated over 2,700 people out of Afghanistan. Including some 1,500 in the past three days, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said on Wednesday. “Canada has airlifted over 2,700 people out of Kabul,” Mendicino said during a press briefing. Noting the figure includes Canadian nationals, refugees, and other foreign nationals. According to Mendicino, 436 people evacuated on August 22, 506 on August 23. 535, the largest number of evacuees on any Canadian flight, yesterday.
Above all, Russia to evacuate more than 500 people from Afghanistan on the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Ministry informed on Wednesday. The four military transport aircraft will airlift over 500 Russian citizens. Also citizens of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (Belarus Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan) and Ukraine, TASS news agency reported. As many as four plans have formed a group and are awaiting further instructions in Ulyanovsk, the ministry said.
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