The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blink, yesterday thanked the important role of its allies in carrying out the evacuation of US citizens and “Afghans at risk” from Kabul. At
release, highlights the absence of Spain from a list of up to 26 countries mentioned – including Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Albania and Turkey, among others – for the contribution they have already made in Afghanistan or will make in receiving asylum seekers afghans. In this way, American diplomacy once again ignores the Spanish one and more so in such a relevant and high-risk mission.
“We work day and night to speed up evacuations; we have facilitated the exit of approximately 13,000 people in US military aircraft since August 14 and we continue to work to intensify operations, “Blinken said in a statement.
Secretary Blinken thanked several countries that helped the transit of US citizens or, in certain cases, others that have allowed them to cross their territories to reach safety. He also thanked other nations that assisted in relocation efforts for Afghans at risk.
«We deeply appreciate the support they have offered and we are proud to partner with them in our shared support of the Afghan people. We are encouraged to see other countries that are also considering supporting them. We have no higher priority than the safety of American citizens abroad and to fulfill our commitments to citizens of allied and Afghan countries at risk, “he said.
Blinken has called the evacuation from Afghanistan the “largest and most difficult airlift” in history. Also yesterday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured that he would remove all Americans and allies from a country devastated by war.