Neighboring countries to discuss Afghan evacuees

Afghanistan's neighbors are expected to discuss ways of dealing with a possible influx of people seeking refuge, in light of the Taliban's takeover of the nation.

Japan, the United States and others are rushing to evacuate their citizens, and individuals who collaborated with them, from the international airport in the capital Kabul. They want to get the people out before the US's withdrawal deadline.

Pakistan and other countries are keeping an eye on the situation.

At a border checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan's Tolham, people who had managed to obtain Pakistani visas entered the country, as military personnel looked on.

On the Afghan side of the border crossing, Taliban flags were raised, and Taliban fighters carrying guns stood on guard.

Pakistani government officials are likely to hold talks with their counterparts from countries such as Tajikistan, Iran and China in order to find a way to deal with people trying to leave Afghanistan.