The White House announced, on Tuesday, that US President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about 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. However, it is scheduled to take place in August.
Boris Johnson was the first leader Biden spoke with since the fall of the Afghan government.
UK announces admission of 20,000. Refugees
However, it is already known that the UK will accept up to 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan and is calling on other countries to follow suit. This was stated in an article in the Tuesday issue of the Daily Telegraph. The main part of it was the statements of the British Home Secretary Priti Patel.
“Our new resettlement program in Afghanistan will allow us to accept up to 20,000 people forced to flee Afghanistan,” Patel wrote. “The first 5,000 will arrive next year.”
She added that the program would prioritize women, girls, religious and other minorities.
The Minister stressed that Great Britain 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 lead by example, and we can’t do it alone,” she wrote.
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