January 16, 2022

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Britain is in direct talks with the Taliban to withdraw from Afghanistan

Simon Gass, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Afghanistan Boris Johnson, traveled to Doha, the capital of Qatar, to meet with Taliban representatives.

The United Kingdom is in direct talks with the Afghan Taliban to ensure the safe departure of British nationals from Afghanistan and those who worked for the British in Afghanistan. The British government announced Tuesday night, Reuters news.

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 senior Taliban officials to emphasize the importance of a safe exit from Afghanistan for British nationals who have worked with us for the past twenty years,” the statement said.

The United States, which withdrew Monday from Afghanistan, ended a 20-year war and the Taliban returned 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 when the Taliban captured Afghanistan.

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