A Taliban terrorist group said Afghan citizens who could present permitted travel documents would be allowed to leave the country even after the complete withdrawal of international troops, a senior German diplomat said.
The envoy, Marcus Potzel, confirmed the latest developments when he traveled to Doha on Wednesday and negotiated with the head of the Taliban’s political office and his team.
“Afghans with legal documents will continue to have the opportunity to travel on commercial flights,” Taliban chief negotiator Shell Mohammed Abbas Staniksai told him after the August 31 deadline. “Guaranteed”. statement From a social media ambassador.
Many in Afghanistan were afraid that once the international troops withdrew completely, they would no longer be able to leave the country.
Director Stanexai assured me that Afghans with legal documents would have the opportunity to travel on commercial flights after August 31st.
— Potzel Markus (@PotzelMarkus) August 25, 2021
A Taliban spokesperson warned a previous statement by a terrorist group a few days ago that he would reject a request by Western troops to extend the August 31 deadline to give more time to complete the evacuation. It is unknown if the announcement is relevant Operation.
“If the United States or Britain asks for additional time to continue evacuation, the answer is no, or there are consequences. It will create distrust among us. They are keen to continue the occupation. If so, it would provoke a reaction, “said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen. Said Sky news.
Germany has also promised to increase humanitarian aid to the Afghan people by € 100 million, Potzel said, but as with the Afghan government in the past, “resumption of development cooperation depends on the situation.” Added.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told Parliament Wednesday that she would support Afghans working with German soldiers and continue to help them leave the needy Central Asian country if they wanted to exceed the August 31 deadline. Told.
“The end of the Airbridge in a few days does not mean the end of efforts to protect Afghanistan’s helpers and help Afghanistan in greater emergency with the Taliban takeover,” Merkel said. ..
“That’s why we are working intensively at all levels to find out how we can protect the people who helped us, such as through the private operation of the airport in Kabul,” she added.
Germany has flown military aircraft from Kabul to Tashkent to evacuate individuals.inside that Latest updateThe German Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Taliban terrorists have evacuated about 4,800 people since they hijacked the capital of Afghanistan about two weeks ago. Evacuated individuals include an unspecified number of Germans, Afghans, and citizens of international partners.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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