DOHA: Qatar authorities have warned of “not having the ability to take accountability” of the Kabul’s airport if there aren’t any clear agreements with all of the Afghan stakeholders, together with the Taliban, in regards to the airport operations.
Qatar has warned it might not take accountability for operations of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport with out “clear” agreements with all of the authorities involved, together with the Taliban.
Doha has grow to be a key dealer in Afghanistan following final month’s withdrawal of US forces, serving to evacuate hundreds of foreigners and Afghans, partaking the brand new Taliban rulers and supporting operations at Kabul airport.
“We have to ensure that every part is addressed very clearly in any other case… we’re not capable of take any accountability of the airport (if) all these items are usually not addressed,” Qatar Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stated at a press briefing.
“Proper now the standing remains to be (beneath) negotiation as a result of we have to have an settlement that’s clear for everybody for all of the events and who’s going to maintain the technical (aspect), who’s going to maintain the safety facets.”
“There’s a risk for collaboration with different international locations if wanted, however till now the dialogue is simply amongst us, Turkey and the Taliban.”
For the reason that US pullout, Qatar Airways planes have made a number of journeys to Kabul, flying in help and Doha’s representatives and ferrying out overseas passport holders.
A Pakistan Worldwide Airways jet landed in Kabul Monday, marking the primary worldwide industrial flight for the reason that US withdrawal.
It then made a return flight to Islamabad with about 70 folks on board — principally Afghans who have been family of staffers with worldwide organisations, in line with airport floor workers.
Kabul’s airport was ransacked after US-led forces completed a chaotic evacuation of greater than 120,000 folks, and the Taliban have since scrambled to renew operations with technical help from Qatar and different nations.
Qatar Airways operated a number of constitution flights out of Kabul final week, carrying principally foreigners and Afghans who missed out on the evacuation.
An Afghan airline resumed home providers on September 3.
However the resumption of standard industrial flights might be a key check for the Taliban, who’ve repeatedly promised to permit Afghans with the suitable paperwork to go away the nation freely.
The US pulled its ultimate troops out of Afghanistan on August 30, ending its longest warfare simply forward of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 assaults that prompted its invasion.