Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his British counterpart Dominic Raab exchanged views on Wednesday on developments in Afghanistan and the immediate challenges.
“Welcome today’s conversation with UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab. Exchanged views on developments in Afghanistan and immediate challenges,” tweeted Mr Jaishankar, who is on a four-day visit to the US.
Welcome the conversation with the British Foreign Secretary today @DominicRaab. Exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan and the immediate challenges.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 18, 2021
Dominic Raab also held talks about Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The Taliban invaded Kabul on Sunday and took control of the presidential palace.
Shortly after the terror group claimed control of the Afghan capital, several countries evacuated their diplomatic personnel from the country, and hundreds of people flocked to the Kabul airport in an attempt to leave Afghanistan.
More than 60 countries, including the US, UK, Japan, Germany and Canada, have urged “all sides” to secure the departure of foreigners and Afghans seeking to leave the war-torn country, saying that roads, airports and border crossings must remain open.