US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that they are working closely with Turkey and Qatar to reopen the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul as soon as possible.
Blinken held a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make assessments on Afghanistan.
Stating that the US mission in Afghanistan continues to work from Doha, the capital of Qatar, Blinken noted that he will visit Doha this weekend and will meet with Afghans evacuated there.
Blinken stated that after Doha, he would go to Berlin, the capital of Germany, and there he would hold a meeting on Afghanistan with the foreign ministers of 20 countries.
Stating that they are in contact with the Taliban regarding the American citizens staying in Afghanistan, Blinken stated that it would be important for the Taliban to keep their promise to allow those who want to leave the country.
“We are working closely with our partners Qatar and Turkey to get the capital back on its feet and reopen the Kabul airport as soon as possible,” the US minister said. he said.
No direct humanitarian aid to the Taliban-led government
Stating that the US will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan despite the sanctions against the Taliban, Blinken said, “This aid will go through independent organizations, not the government.” said.
Responding to a question about the establishment of a government under the leadership of Mullah Abdulgani Brother, one of the prominent leaders of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Blinken stated that he had seen the news on this issue, but nothing has been finalized yet, so he will comment on this issue in the coming days when this issue becomes clear.
Blinken noted that their expectations are to create an environment in which the emerging government will be inclusive and non-Taliban members will also take a role in the government.