Great Britain accepts up to 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan are urging other countries to follow suit, Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel said in an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph. On the other hand, US President Joe Biden spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about organizing a virtual G7 summit dedicated to the situation in Afghanistan.
Great Britain He wants to help Afghans who are fleeing the country after the Taliban seized power in the country. Our new resettlement program in Afghanistan will allow us to accept up to 20,000 people. People forced to flee Afghanistan. The first 5,000 Patel wrote that it would come next year. She added that the program would prioritize women, girls, religious and other minorities.
Great Britain will accept 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan
The minister stressed that the UK could not act alone and urged other countries to do the same. The UK is doing everything it can to encourage other countries to help. We don’t just want to be a role model, we can’t do it alone – she wrote. A few days ago, incl. Canada announced that it would accept 20,000. refugee from Afghanistan. Canadian authorities have said they will mainly help women and others whose lives are at risk.
US President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the situation in Afghanistan. The two leaders agreed to hold a virtual G7 summit on the issue next week.
G7 summit on the situation in Afghanistan
As stated in the press release, the two leaders discussed “the need for continued close cooperation between allies and democratic partners on Afghanistan’s future policy, including ways in which the international community can assist refugees and provide humanitarian assistance.”
It will be the G7 summit that Biden and Johnson agreed on on a “common strategy and approach” to these problems. No date has been set for this virtual meeting. Boris Johnson was the first leader Biden spoke to since the fall of the Afghan government.
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