September 18, 2021

Qatar is working with the Taliban to reopen Kabul Airport as soon as possible

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Qatar is working with the Taliban to reopen Kabul airport as soon as possible, its foreign minister said Thursday, urging hardline Islamists to allow Afghans to leave the country.

The airport, the scene of a vain evacuation that ended with it. Return of US troops on Tuesday, Most of its infrastructure is destroyed or degraded.

“We are working hard (and) we are hopeful that we will be able to run it as soon as possible,” said Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani.

“Hopefully in the next few days we will hear some good news,” Sheikh Mohammed added.

He told a news conference in Doha that it was important for the Taliban to demonstrate their commitment to providing the Afghan people with safe passage and freedom of movement.

A Qatari technical team flew. bill to. The reopening of the airport was discussed on Wednesday, the first plane to land since the evacuation.

More than 123,000 foreign nationals and Afghans. Fled the country In the airlift operation, but many people are anxious to leave.

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Sheikh Mohammed was speaking at a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who visited the homes of refugees deported from Afghanistan yesterday.

“Our commitment United Kingdom The rest is up to Afghanistan. We need to adapt to the new reality.

“Our immediate priority is to secure the safe passage for the remaining British citizens, as well as the Afghans who have worked for the UK, and others who are most at risk,” Robb said. About securing a safe passage through third countries.

Britain has moved its Afghan embassy from Kabul to the Qatari capital Doha.

(France24, AFP, with Reuters)

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