Tuesday, August 24

Today, President Joe Biden is participating in a virtual meeting with leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) countries. The heads of state will discuss humanitarian assistance and the coordination of evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will chair the meeting, stated ahead of the meeting, “Our first priority is to complete the evacuation of our citizens and those Afghans who have assisted our efforts over the last 20 years – but as we look ahead to the next phase, it’s vital we come together as an international community and agree a joint approach for the longer term.”

Prime Minister Johnson added that the emergency meeting has been called “to coordinate our response to the immediate crisis, to reaffirm our commitment to the Afghan people, and to ask our international partners to match the UK’s commitments to support those in need.”

On Monday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated, “We have established a network of transit centers in multiple countries in the Gulf and Europe, where we are getting U.S. citizens on flights home and we are running biometric and biographic background checks on Afghan evacuees before bringing them to the United States or having them relocated to a third country.”

Mr. Sullivan continued, “We’ve helped thousands of Americans leave Kabul already. We’ve contacted Americans still in Afghanistan by e-mail, by phone, by text to give them specific instructions. We have developed a method to safely and efficiently transfer groups of American citizens onto the airfield.” He concluded, “In the days remaining, we believe we have the wherewithal to get out the American citizens who want to leave Kabul.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and G7 leaders as they discuss the situation and logistics in Afghanistan.
  • For President Biden and his advisors to seek the Lord’s direction as strategies are implemented.
  • With gratitude for the allies of the U.S. who have support the evacuation efforts.

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