September 21, 2021

The US Secretary of State will visit Qatar to thank Afghan Air Lift for its assistance.


US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship said Friday that he would travel to Qatar and Germany next week to discuss the Afghan crisis. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Qatar on Sunday at the start of a tour of several Gulf allies.

Blink He told reporters he would leave on Sunday and would “thank you from the bottom of his heart.” Qatar, An important center for large-scale. Afghan American plane., As Taliban Rapidly took control of Afghanistan.

The top US diplomat said he would return. Germany Leading a virtual 20-nation ministerial meeting. Afghanistan With Foreign Minister Heiko Moss

All countries have a role to play in helping Afghans relocate and resettle, and keeping the Taliban in line with their commitments, Blinken said.

He was referring to the Taliban’s promise to allow Afghans to leave the country even after that. United States He ended his 20-year military mission there earlier this week.

Defense Secretary Austin will also leave on a visit starting Sunday from Qatar, which has served as a base for diplomacy with the Taliban.

The Pentagon said Austin would then visit Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which are also US military allies.

“Throughout his visit, Secretary Austin will meet with regional partners and thank them for their cooperation with the United States as we expel Americans, Afghans and citizens of other countries from Afghanistan.” Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

America’s longest war ended in a hasty air strike that left thousands of American allies behind, and a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport killed 13 American soldiers and hundreds of Afghans.

It was one of the largest aircraft in history, carrying more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans and people of other nationalities.

(France 24 with AFP and Reuters)


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