The United States is collaborating closely with Turkey and Qatar on the Kabul airport: Blinken

In order to expedite the reopening of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, the United States is “cooperating closely” with its allies in Turkey and Qatar, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday.

At the State Department, he told reporters that “we’re working closely with our partners Qatar and Turkey to help get the airport in Kabul up and running as quickly as possible.”

Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are scheduled to travel to Qatar in a joint effort to express gratitude to the emirate for its ongoing efforts in Afghanistan, according to a statement released on Friday.

Senior Biden administration officials will depart Washington on Sunday, and Blinken said he would meet with Doha’s leaders “to express our deep gratitude for all that they’re doing to support the evacuation effort.” Blinken said he would be meeting with Doha’s leaders “to express our deep gratitude for all that they’re doing to support the evacuation effort.”

In addition, Blinken said, “I’ll have the opportunity to meet with Afghans, including our locally employed staff from Embassy Kabul, who are currently safely in Doha preparing for their journey to the United States.”

While the United States and the Taliban were holding peace talks in Doha, Qatar served as a crucial intermediary during the hasty evacuation effort that ended earlier this week, which was facilitated in part by Qatar.

Austin “will meet with regional partners and express gratitude to them for their cooperation with the United States as we evacuated Americans, Afghans, and citizens of other countries from Afghanistan,” according to the Pentagon in a statement. His journey will take him to Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, among other places, the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile, Austin will remain in the region to meet with other key US allies, while Blinken will depart Qatar for Germany, where he will visit Rammstein Airbase to meet with Afghans who are seeking refugee status with the United States and Americans who are assisting them at the military base.

Additionally, Blinken will meet with German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass in person and will participate in a virtual ministerial meeting with him and representatives from 20 other countries “that all have a stake in assisting in the relocation and resettlement of Afghans, as well as in holding the Taliban accountable,” according to the top diplomat.

After seizing control of Kabul’s presidential palace, the Taliban declared the war in Afghanistan over, prompting Western countries to scramble to evacuate their citizens amid chaos at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as frantic Afghans looked for a way out. The Taliban declared the war in Afghanistan over after seizing control of Kabul’s presidential palace.

“The Taliban have won with the judgment of their swords and guns,” former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared on Aug. 15, after fleeing the country as militants marched into the capital virtually unopposed, claiming he wanted to avoid bloodshed. Ghani was forced to flee the country after the militants entered the capital virtually unopposed, saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed. Hundreds of Afghans who were desperate to leave the country flocked to the Kabul airport in the following hours.

“The Afghan people and the mujahideen are celebrating a historic victory today. 20 years have passed since they have been able to see the fruits of their labors and sacrifices “In an interview with Qatar-based media outlet Al-Jazeera TV, Taliban political office spokesperson Mohammad Naeem stated that the Taliban’s political office was under siege. “Thanks to God, the war in the country has come to an end,” he said.

It took the Taliban just over a week to seize control of the country following a lightning sweep that culminated in Kabul as government forces, which had been trained and equipped by the United States and other countries at a cost of billions of dollars, were wiped out.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.