Qatar Will not Take “Accountability” For Kabul Airport With out Clear Taliban Settlement

Qatar Won't Take 'Responsibility' For Kabul Airport Without Clear Taliban Agreement

For the reason that US pullout, Qatar Airways planes have made a number of journeys to Kabul (File)

Doha:

Qatar warned Tuesday it will not take duty for Kabul airport with out “clear” agreements with all concerned, together with the Taliban, about its operations.

Doha has grow to be a key dealer in Afghanistan following final month’s withdrawal of US forces, serving to evacuate hundreds of foreigners and Afghans, partaking the brand new Taliban rulers and supporting operations at Kabul airport.

“We have to be sure that all the things is addressed very clearly in any other case… we’re not in a position to take any duty of the airport (if) all these items aren’t addressed,” Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stated at a press briefing.

“Proper now the standing remains to be (underneath) negotiation.”

For the reason that US pullout, Qatar Airways planes have made a number of journeys to Kabul, flying in help and Doha’s representatives and ferrying out overseas passport holders.

The 2-decade US intervention in Afghanistan ended with the hurried airlift of greater than 120,000 individuals from Kabul because the Taliban returned to energy.

The US pulled its ultimate troops out of Afghanistan on August 30, ending its longest battle simply forward of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 assaults that prompted its invasion.

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