Friday, September 24

Spain terminates its evacuation mission in Afghanistan

Spain has terminated the refugee evacuation operation in Afghanistan. The personnel that remained coordinating the operation of withdrawal and evacuation of collaborators is already in Dubai and will arrive at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base at 4:45 p.m., as government sources have informed Europa Press.

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The two A400 planes from Kabul – one of them was on the airport runway at the time of the attack – have landed in Dubai around 7 in the morning and with these two flights conclude the evacuation of Spanish Afghan collaborators and your families.

In these last flights, 81 Spaniards traveled who were still in Afghanistan, including embassy and military personnel, as well as 4 Portuguese military personnel and 85 Afghan collaborators from Spain, Portugal and NATO.

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, presides this Friday the meeting of the Working Group that supervises the repatriation operation of the Spanish contingent in Afghanistan, at a difficult time due to the explosions registered in Kabul and in the vicinity of the airport.

The meeting is held from eleven o’clock in the morning and the Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy participate; the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the holders of Defense; Inside; Health and Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.

The working group is coordinated by the Minister of the Presidency, Relations, Félix Bolaños, who later has scheduled an informative appearance at the Moncloa complex, according to the Government’s agenda for this Friday.

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