US To Host A Virtual Ministerial Meeting With Key Partners on Afghanistan Monday

CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 30, 2021)—- On Monday, August 30, 2021, the United States will host a virtual ministerial meeting with key partners on Afghanistan, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Qatar, the European Union, and NATO.  The participants will discuss an aligned approach for the days and weeks ahead.

The statement also said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken would speak after the meeting to give an update on the United States’ recent efforts in Afghanistan.

Members of an Islamic State affiliate are believed to be behind the targeting of an area outside the Kabul airport, where the United States has been processing visas of Afghans, Americans and other foreign nationals seeking to leave the country in the weeks since the Taliban took control.  

About 120,00 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since August 15.

 

Source: VOA and the US Department of State

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