WORLD G7 leaders say Afghan evacuation 'immediate priority' as deadline looms

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G7 leaders say Afghan evacuation 'immediate priority' as deadline looms

Xinhua

08:05, August 25, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual summit of G7 leaders, in London, Britain, on Aug. 24, 2021. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday that they will continue to work toward the safe evacuation of their citizens and local Afghan staff following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the agreed deadline is only one week away. (Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual summit of G7 leaders, in London, Britain, on Aug. 24, 2021. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday that they will continue to work toward the safe evacuation of their citizens and local Afghan staff following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the agreed deadline is only one week away. (Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual summit of G7 leaders, in London, Britain, on Aug. 24, 2021. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday that they will continue to work toward the safe evacuation of their citizens and local Afghan staff following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the agreed deadline is only one week away. (Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual summit of G7 leaders, in London, Britain, on Aug. 24, 2021. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday that they will continue to work toward the safe evacuation of their citizens and local Afghan staff following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the agreed deadline is only one week away. (Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual summit of G7 leaders, in London, Britain, on Aug. 24, 2021. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries said on Tuesday that they will continue to work toward the safe evacuation of their citizens and local Afghan staff following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as the agreed deadline is only one week away. (Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

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