Antony Blinken negotiates additional civilian evacuation flights with Taliban

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Blinken is in Doha, where he will negotiate with representatives of the new Afghan regime the possibility of removing more US civilians who have remained in the country after the departure of US troops.

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, said today that the State Department is in contact with the Taliban to carry out extra flights to withdraw Afghans who want to leave Afghanistan, and they have guaranteed “safe passages”.

Blinken spoke on the matter today in Doha, during a joint conference with senior diplomats and those responsible for the defense of Qatar.in the last hours” so that additional civilian pick-up flights from the airport of obscene.

The Taliban, who proclaimed the Islamic Emirate last August 15, said they “will let leave freely people with travel documents,” underlined the US Secretary of State. Antony Blinken also stated that the Taliban have guaranteed “safe passages” for all those who want to leave Afghanistan, upon presentation of the required documents.

On the other hand, Blinken said they are still in Afghanistan “about one hundred of US citizens” who want to leave the country. Initially, the State Department stated that it was a group of “between 100 to 200 people”. Blinken is accompanied by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on his trip to the Emirate of Qatar.

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