The Qatar, key broker in Afghan crisis, warned today that he will not take any “responsibility” in its exploitation Kabul Airport without a “clear” agreement being reached, especially with them Taliban, in terms of its activities.
“We need to make sure that everything is handled very clearly, otherwise (…) not “We will be able to take responsibility for the airport,” said the Qatari foreign minister. Mohammed bin Abderahman Al-Thani, according to AFP.
“At the moment, the status (of Doha airport operation) is still there under negotiation“, He clarified.
Qatar is said to have helped the Taliban repair Kabul airport after the withdrawal of Americans from the country, after 20 years of war sparked by the attacks of September 11, 2001.
A first international non – commercial passenger flight took off on September 9 from Kabul to Doha, which followed another one the next. Qatar Airways planes also carried out humanitarian flights to Kabul, with Qatari officials on board, APE reports.
Overall, at least 123,000 people, mostly Afghans, fled the country. Many arrived in Gulf countries, including Qatar.
Earlier, in late August, they were recorded at Kabul airport chaos scenes with thousands of Afghans desperately trying to board a plane on a giant flyover set up by various countries to escape the country that fell to the Taliban.
After the latter returned to power on August 15, Qatar became a “necessary” player in the crisis, in the role of an influential mediator. Doha has been playing this role for several years, welcoming them conversations between the Taliban and the United States, which hastened the withdrawal of foreign troops.
Besides, Mohammed Abderahman Al-Thani was the day before yesterday, Sunday first foreign leader met with new Afghan government.
It is worth mentioning, finally, that in recent weeks Doha has called on the Taliban to respect the women’s rights and enable those who wish to leave the country freely.