Biden and Merkel talk over phone on how to deal with Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The leaders of the two countries raised the issue of the need for close coordination in the provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Afghans
11:32, 19 August 2021

US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Deutsche Welle

US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Afghanistan in a telephone conversation. This was reported by the press service of the White House.

“They praised the ongoing efforts of their military and civilian personnel who are working closely together in Kabul on the evacuation of their citizens, vulnerable Afghans, and the courageous Afghan nationals who worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to provide security, promote peace, and deliver development assistance to the Afghan people.”

The leaders also discussed the need for close coordination on the provision of humanitarian aid for vulnerable Afghans in country as well as support for neighboring states, and agreed to continue planning for this work in the upcoming virtual meeting of G7 partners.

Related: Merkel plans to discuss situations in Ukraine and Afghanistan during meeting with Putin

Earlier, Biden, Johnson agreed to hold a G7 summit on Afghanistan next week.

On August 15, militants of radical movement Taliban seized Afghanistan.

As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have decided to leave the country. However, after the Taliban took control of all of Afghanistan's state borders, so they could only leave through Kabul airport. Because of that, the capital's airport was in chaos.

Later, Taliban militants blocked ways to Kabul Airport, shot to disperse the crowd.

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