European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen has been holding a news conference on the situation in Afghanistan following the G7 meeting.
Most European Union staff based in Afghanistan, including Afghans, have been evacuated from Kabul airport, von der Leyen says.
She says the G7 leaders agreed it was their “moral duty” to help the Afghan people following the Taliban’s return to power.
“The situation is indeed a tragedy for the Afghan people and it is a major setback for the international community,” she adds.
On the issue of migration, she says that women – particularly educated women and girls, journalists, human rights workers, teachers, judges and lawyers – are a priority.
“To protect these most vulnerable, it is clearly a matter for global cooperation and it has to be dealt as such from the start. These people should not fall into smugglers hands, they need safe pathways,” she says.
Johnson continues by saying the G7 wants to help with the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
He says the leaders have agreed to future engagement with the Taliban – but adds that Afghanistan “can’t lurch back” into a breeding ground for terror, and girls have to be educated up to the age of 18.
G7 leaders made the point that they remain committed to those values and to Afghanistan, he says.
Johnson repeats that the “number one condition” the G7 is insisting on is safe passage for those who want to leave Afghanistan beyond 31 August.
“I hope there is now a different path forward and a better future,” he says.
“I don’t think anybody is going to believe that this is going to be easy.”