Taliban Vow To Enable Continued Departures, Says 100-Nation Group
The Taliban has assured 100 international locations that it’s going to proceed to permit foreigners and Afghans with overseas journey papers to depart the nation “in a safe and orderly manner,” even after the US troop withdrawal ends Tuesday, the international locations mentioned in a press release Sunday.
The 100-nation group contains the USA, Britain, France and Germany.
“We have received assurances from the Taliban that all foreign nationals and any Afghan citizen with travel authorization from our countries will be allowed to proceed in a safe and orderly manner to points of departure and travel outside the country,” the assertion mentioned.
“We are all committed to ensuring that our citizens, nationals and residents, employees, Afghans who have worked with us and those who are at risk can continue to travel freely to destinations outside Afghanistan,” added the assertion, which was additionally signed by the European Union and NATO.
The group mentioned it could proceed issuing journey paperwork to “designated Afghans,” including that “we have the clear expectation of and commitment from the Taliban that they can travel to our respective countries.”
China and Russia weren’t among the many signatories to the doc.
Jake Sullivan, the nationwide safety advisor to US President Joe Biden, mentioned earlier Sunday that any Individuals who elect to stay “are not going to be stuck in Afghanistan.”
The US has “a mechanism to get them out” in the event that they select to depart sooner or later, Sullivan added on the Fox Information community, with out elaborating.
“The Taliban have made commitments to us,” he mentioned.
France and Britain plan to name on the United Nations on Monday to create a “safe zone” in Kabul to permit humanitarian operations to proceed, French President Emmanuel Macron advised the Journal du Dimanche, saying the proposal was “completely feasible.”
The everlasting members of the UN Safety Council — the US, Britain, China, France and Russia — are to satisfy Monday to debate the Afghanistan disaster.
France ended its evacuation efforts in Afghanistan on Friday and Britain adopted swimsuit on Saturday.
US troops have been scrambling in harmful and chaotic situations to finish an enormous evacuation operation from the Kabul airport by an August 31 deadline.
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