The US will meet this Monday with "key partners" to define guidelines in Afghanistan

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Foreign ministers from various countries will meet on Monday by videoconference to plan the march to follow in Afghanistanannounced the United States, as evacuation operations enter their final phase in Kabul.

“Participants will address a joint approach for the coming days and weeks,” the State Department said in a statement Sunday.

Washington will organize this meeting between “key partners” on the eve of the day the US military must leave Afghanistan after 20 years of war, and just over two weeks after the Taliban seized power.

The videoconference will bring together representatives from France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Turkey, Qatar, the European Union and NATO.

The meeting will take place the day after a US air strike destroyed a vehicle loaded with explosives in Kabul, hours after President Joe Biden warned of a possible new attack.

A terrorist attack on Thursday killed 100 people, including 13 US soldiers, near the airport in the Afghan capital.

Members of the Islamic State group targeted the outside of the airport, where the United States was examining visa requests from Afghans, Americans and citizens of other nationalities seeking to leave the country.

About 114,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since August 15.

A meeting of permanent members of the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan will also be held Monday at the UN.

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