The United Kingdom is in direct talks with the Afghan Taliban to ensure the safe departure of British nationals from Afghanistan and Afghanistan who worked for the British. The British government announced on Tuesday night.
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Member of the British Armed Forces before leaving the airport in Afghanistan in Kabul
A British government spokesman said in a statement that Simon Gass, the special envoy of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Afghanistan, had traveled to the Qatari capital, Doha, to meet with Taliban representatives.
“Qas will meet with British nationals from Afghanistan and senior Taliban officials who have worked with us for the past twenty years to emphasize the importance of a safe exit from Afghanistan,” the statement said.
The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday, ending a 20-year war and bringing the Taliban back to power.
Britain’s mission came to an end on Saturday after more than 15,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in the past two weeks as the Taliban controlled Afghanistan.
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