• publish: 11 September 2021
  • time: 11:26 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 18592

Khalilzad thanks Qatar, Islamic Emirate for help to evacuate foreigners

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has welcomed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s cooperation in securing the departure of over 250 foreign nationals on Qatari flights from Kabul this past week.

In a series of tweets early Saturday, Khalilzad said: “Over the last three days, over 250 foreign nationals, including dozens of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, departed Kabul unhindered on Qatari flights. This is positive.

“Our thanks go out to Qatar for its help facilitating these flights, and we welcome the Taliban’s (Islamic Emirate) cooperation in this important effort.

“We will continue to engage the government of Qatar, the Taliban (Islamic Emirate), and others to ensure the safe passage of our citizens, other foreign nationals, and Afghans that want to leave,” he said.

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