Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2021

Over 60 Nations Ask Taliban to Allow Foreigners, Afghans Safe Passage Out of Kabul

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More than 60 countries issued a joint statement late on Sunday calling on the Taliban terrorist group to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans out of Kabul. Citing the “deteriorating security situation” in Afghanistan, the nations said that those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan “bear responsibility—and accountability—for the protection of human life and property, and for the immediate restoration of security and civil order.” Afghans and international citizens who wish to depart must be allowed to do so, the nations’ statement said, adding that roads, airports, and border crossing must remain open, and that calm must be maintained. “The Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security, and dignity.  We in the international community stand ready to assist them,” the joint statement distributed by the State Department stated. Currently, Kabul’s Hamid Karzai airport, which is located five kilometers from the centre of the capital, is …

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