Saturday, September 25

The international community calls for ensuring that Afghan citizens and foreigners can leave the country

A group of 70 countries from all continents, including Spain, has urged on Monday “those who occupy positions of authority throughout Afghanistan” to allow the country’s citizens and internationals to leave the Asian country given the worsening situation after the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul this Sunday.

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“We support, work to ensure, and call on all parties to respect and facilitate the safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country. Those in positions of power and authority throughout Afghanistan are responsible – and held accountable. of the protection of human lives and property, and of the immediate restoration of security and civil order, “they stressed in a statement.

To do this, they insisted, “roads, airports and border crossings must remain open, and calm must be maintained.” “The Afghan people deserve to live in safety and dignity. In the international community we are ready to help them,” they said.

Chaotic situations are unfolding at Kabul airport after thousands of Afghans and foreigners have flocked to try to find a way out of the country, despite the cancellation of many commercial flights.

Among the signatories of the communiqué are European countries such as Spain, France or Germany (as well as the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell), and also American, African, Asian and oceanic.

The Taliban seized control of Kabul on Sunday after its fighters entered the capital without meeting resistance, and with almost all provinces under their control.