President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan.
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom
STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
AUGUST 17, 2021
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan. They commended the bravery and professionalism of their military and civilian personnel, who are working shoulder to shoulder in Kabul on the evacuation of their citizens and Afghan nationals who assisted in the war effort. They also discussed the need for continued close coordination among allies and democratic partners on Afghanistan policy going forward, including ways the global community can provide further humanitarian assistance and support for refugees and other vulnerable Afghans. They agreed to hold a virtual G7 leaders’ meeting next week to discuss a common strategy and approach.