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Afghanistan crisis: India’s MEA to brief all-party meet on August 26

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New Delhi: In wake of the mounting crisis in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, the central government has called for an all-party meeting on August 26. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Ministry of External Affairs to brief floor leaders of all parties on the turn of events in Afghanistan.

“In view of developments in Afghanistan, PM Narendra Modi has instructed that MEA brief Floor Leaders of political parties. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi will be intimating further details,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet

The government is expected to discuss its evacuation efforts in the war-torn country, besides assessment of the situation.

In the latest development, 146 nationals were brought back to India on four different flights from Doha, days after being taken out of Afghanistan by NATO and US aircraft.

The rapid advancement and takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has left the entire world shocked. On Sunday, US President Joe Biden said that US was considering extending the deadline for evacuation of its nationals.

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