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Group of 20 leaders agreed Tuesday to work together to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, as the European Union pledged a €1 billion aid package and host Italy stressed the need to maintain contacts with the Taliban.

As the extremist group held its first face-to-face talks with a U.S.-EU delegation in Qatar, U.S. President Joe Biden, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and India’s Narendra Modi joined a virtual summit on the looming economic and humanitarian crises sparked by the Taliban’s return to power.

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