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Italy pushing for special G20 meeting on Afghanistan
Italy pushing for special G20 meeting on Afghanistan

Rome, Aug 28 (TIWN) Italy, which holds the rotating presidency of the G20, is still pushing for a special meeting on Afghanistan as its last evacuation flight has left Kabul.

He confirmed that some 4,900 Afghan nationals who wanted to leave following the Taliban takeover of the war-ton nation have been evacuated by Italian forces during the operation, reports Xinhua news agency.  At a joint press conference held here on Friday after meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Di Maio reiterated the country's plan to hold an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan in September to outline a global strategy.  "Afghanistan has been at the core of our talks this context, we see the dialogue with Russia as essential," he explained.

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