Trudeau has stated that Canada will remain its forces in Afghanistan even after the US deadline has passed.

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Despite US President Joe Biden’s pledge to a military deadline of August 31 in Afghanistan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that his country will keep its troops there.

“Our commitment to Afghanistan does not end when this phase, this deadline, comes to an end. We’ll keep putting pressure on the Taliban to let civilians leave the country “ Trudeau stated the following.

“Every day, we’ll aim to get as many people out with our allies as possible. Our other G7 countries have made a clear commitment: we will all work together to save as many lives as possible ” added Trudeau.

Trudeau’s remarks follow a virtual meeting of G7 leaders on Tuesday to discuss whether an extension of the US military operation in Afghanistan is required to remove all foreign nationals and vulnerable Afghans who supported the US and NATO partners prior to the Taliban’s recent takeover

The emergency meeting was called by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to address the evacuation situation, as well as the refugee humanitarian catastrophe and a longer-term engagement with Afghanistan’s Taliban commanders.

Canada is one of the allied countries assisting in the evacuation of civilians from Kabul’s chaotic airport, which is currently guarded by American-led forces. A Canadian military jet carrying over 500 evacuees left Kabul on Monday, according to Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. “As long as the weather permits, Canadian evacuation flights will continue.”

Prior to the meeting, Trudeau warned that the Taliban’s return would prompt a more thorough examination of Canada’s Afghan aid spending.

With the Taliban in charge of the country, it’s evident that’s something we’re thinking about right now. To guarantee that we are not unwittingly assisting the Taliban, our normal aid, investments, and agencies must be scrutinized “ the following is what Trudeau said.