Modi govt calls all party meeting on Afghanistan on 26th August

Delhi: The Government will brief the floor leaders of all political parties on the situation in Afghanistan on Thursday, the All India Radio reported.

In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed that Ministry of External Affairs will brief the floor leaders, reports said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, Floor Leaders of Political Parties would be briefed by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on the present situation in Afghanistan on 26th August at 11 am in Parliament House Annexe.

He said, invites are being sent through email and all concerned have been requested to attend. India has so far evacuated nearly 600 people from Kabul in Afghanistan after Taliban took over, reports said.

India is airlifting its nationals through Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Qatar. The External Affairs Ministry has urged all Indian nationals in Afghanistan requiring assistance to contact its Special Afghanistan Cell immediately. It has set up the Special Afghanistan Cell to coordinate repatriation and other requests from Afghanistan. (airnews)

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