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Will work with Taliban 'if necessary':British PM Boris Johnson

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London: As the group has regained control of Afghanistan, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that his country will work with the Taliban "if necessary",

Talking to the reporters, Johnson said, "What I want to assure people is that our political and diplomatic efforts to find a solution for Afghanistan, working with the Taliban, of course, if necessary, will go on."

He also commented that the situation at the Kabul airport was getting "slightly better" and that he saw "stabilisation" in the capital.

The Prime Minister informed that the UK has been able to evacuate about 2,000 people, including British nationals and Afghans who worked with Britain, since Thursday,

Earlier this week, the Home Office introduced a "bespoke" resettlement plan, promising to take in up to 20,000 Afghans "in the long-term", with some 5,000 being in the first year.

However, the plan was considered far from enough to deal with the Afghan crisis by British lawmakers who met for an emergency Parliament session on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, leaders of the G7 will meet online early next week to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, as the rift between Washington and its European allies seemed to have widened over the former's hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, French daily Le Monde said "Europeans were trapped in hasty American withdrawal". The UK's Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace had said that the US decision to pull its military forces out of Afghanistan was a "mistake".

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