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UK will ensure safe passage for those who want to leave Afghanistan: Foreign Secretary

Dominic Raab says UK will not recognize Taliban “any time in the future”


Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with those evacuated from Afghanistan hosted by Qatar on Thursday and said Britain would continue to work with its allies in responding to the humanitarian plight and ensure safe passage for those who want to leave war. Country.

“Today I met the deportees from Afghanistan, hosted by our Qatari friends. The UK has already committed £286 million to life-saving aid and working with our partners in responding to the humanitarian plight Will continue and ensure safe passage for those who wish to leave,” Mr Raab tweeted.

On Thursday morning, Mr. Raab arrived in Qatar to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with the Qatari Foreign Minister in Doha.

Al Jazeera reported that Britain’s foreign secretary had previously said there was a need to engage with the Taliban on Afghanistan, but the United Kingdom has no immediate plans to recognize its government.

Mr Raab said Britain would not recognize the Taliban “at any time in the future”, adding that it would judge the group by its actions, not words.

Meanwhile, Qatar is working with the Taliban to reopen Kabul airport “as soon as possible”, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said, adding that the Gulf state was also seeking technical assistance from Turkey, Al Thani said. Jazeera told.

The situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating since the Taliban took control of the country. On 15 August, the Afghan government fell soon after President Ashraf Ghani left the country and Kabul fell to the Taliban.

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