Friday, September 24

Albares travels to Pakistan to open new evacuation routes for Afghan collaborators

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, traveled to Pakistan this Friday with the aim of following in situ the evolution of the crisis in Afghanistan and discussing with the Pakistani government new evacuation routes for Afghan collaborators who they still remain in the country after the departure of foreign troops and the reinstatement of the Taliban regime.

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Albares has landed at around 8 am at Islamabad airport and will later meet with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, as well as with his counterpart, the Foreign Minister and the Chief of Staff. With all of them, it intends to open new avenues of collaboration for the evacuation of Afghans who have collaborated with our country in recent years and who are still inside Afghanistan, as reported by the Foreign Ministry to Europa Press.

It also plans to send a message of confidence to the Pakistani authorities so that Spanish collaborators who cross the border are treated as soon as possible by the Embassy in order to reduce the migratory pressure on Pakistan. The minister wants, according to Foreign Affairs, to demonstrate “in practice” and “on the ground” the efforts to achieve the goal of leaving no one behind and the “commitment” to the Afghan collaborators.

This is the first visit by a Spanish Foreign Minister to Pakistan after more than 70 years of diplomatic relations with this country.

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