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U.S. To Host Partner Foreign Ministers For Talks On Future Afghanistan Policy


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will also deliver remarks at the meeting on evacuation efforts in Afghanistan over the past two weeks. (file photo)

Foreign ministers from several countries will meet virtually on August 30 to discuss coordinating policy toward Afghanistan, the U.S. State Department said, as U.S. forces prepare to leave the Taliban-controlled country and wind down an airlift from Kabul.

The United States will host "key partners" for the virtual meeting, the State Department said in a statement on August 29.

“The participants will discuss an aligned approach for the days and weeks ahead,” it said.

Representatives from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Qatar, the European Union, and NATO are set to participate.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will also deliver remarks on the evacuation efforts over the past two weeks and discuss a path forward, the statement said.

The meeting will come one day before an August 31 deadline set by President Joe Biden for all U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan.

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