Merkel and Macron discuss situation in Afghanistan – German government

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BERLIN (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 31, 2021) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation in Afghanistan, including the departure of Afghans following the end of the ongoing evacuation, announced on Monday. German government press office.

“During the phone call, the question of the future departure of citizens, local staff and people, who need assistance, even after the end of the current evacuation of Kabul airport, was on the agenda. honor. The two agreed on the need for a perfectly coordinated approach from the international community, “the statement said.

The leaders also agreed that UN assistance to internally displaced people and refugees at local and regional levels is very important. In addition, Merkel and Macron discussed possible approaches for the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Afghanistan due to security concerns, the press office added.

On August 15, the Taliban (a terrorist group, banned in Russia) completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul. Ashraf Ghani resigned as president and fled the country. Many countries have resorted to evacuating their citizens and diplomatic personnel from Afghanistan due to the precarious security situation, and some have pledged to accept a limited number of Afghan asylum seekers.

US military and diplomatic personnel will complete the evacuation by August 31 in accordance with agreements with the Taliban. However, Washington is committed to facilitating the withdrawal of foreigners or Afghan nationals who wish to leave the country later.


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