US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned Friday he’ll journey subsequent week to Qatar and Germany for talks on the Afghanistan disaster.
Blinken informed reporters he would go away Sunday and voice “deep gratitude” to Qatar, a key hub for the large US airlift of Afghans, because the Taliban swiftly took management of the nation.
The highest US diplomat mentioned he would then head to Germany to guide a digital 20-nation ministerial assembly on Afghanistan alongside Overseas Minister Heiko Maas.
The nations “all have a stake in serving to to relocate and resettle Afghans and in holding the Taliban to their commitments,” Blinken mentioned.
He was referring to the Taliban’s guarantees to let Afghans go away the nation even after the US ended its 20-year army mission there earlier this week.
Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin may also go away on a visit Sunday that begins in Qatar, which has served as the bottom for diplomacy with the Taliban.
Austin will then go to Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, additionally army allies of the US, the Pentagon mentioned.
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