Boris Johnson says Taliban must guarantee ‘safe passage’ for those wanting to leave Afghanistan

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Boris Johnson said the “number one condition” that G7 leaders were urging from the Taliban was “safe passage” for those who want to leave Afghanistan beyond August 31.

“Today the G7 agreed, we brought them together, and they agreed a road map for future engagement with the Taliban,” the Prime Minister told broadcasters.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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