More than 60 states issued a joint statement calling on "those in power throughout Afghanistan" to allow the unhindered evacuation of their citizens from the country. It is reported by Reuters with reference to the US Department of State.
"Afghans and international citizens who want to leave Afghanistan must be allowed to depart ...airports and border crossings must remain open," the statement said.
The document was signed by representatives of the governments of the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Qatar, UK and other countries.
As we reported earlier, Taliban fighters took control of the entire territory of Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15th.
The United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday morning after the Taliban appeared to take control of Afghanistan. The decision was made at the request of Estonia and Norway.
Council diplomats said Sunday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief council members on the latest situation following the Taliban takeover of the capital, Kabul.