Qatar’s ambassador to Afghanistan revealed that a technical team was able to reopen Kabul airport to receive aid and the airport’s runway has been repaired in cooperation with authorities in Afghanistan.
Gatekeepers News reports that Kabul airport was closed after the United States airlifted its citizens, other Western nationals and Afghans who helped Western countries.
Qatar’s Al Jazeera news channel cited its correspondent as saying domestic flights had also resumed operations.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, on Thursday at a joint news conference with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Doha, had said the Gulf state was talking to the Taliban and working with Turkey for potential technical support to restart operations in Kabul airport.
Gatekeepers News reports that tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from Afghanistan amid the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, an Islamist militant group.
Although, thousands who are desperate to also escape the fear of life under Taliban rule are still in Afghanistan as the evacuation operation ended at the end of August. The Taliban have, however, assured safe passage for those who still want to leave.