Chaos at Kabul Airport prevents outdoor to specify the deadlines for the evacuation of Spaniards

The chaotic situation that is being lived at Kabul Airport, with thousands of people trying to flee from Afghanistan after the taking of power from the Taliban,

Chaos at Kabul Airport prevents outdoor to specify the deadlines for the evacuation of Spaniards

The chaotic situation that is being lived at Kabul Airport, with thousands of people trying to flee from Afghanistan after the taking of power from the Taliban, prevents from determining when Spaniards and Afghan collaborators may be evacuated.

Sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognize that it is very difficult right now to specify the hours or days in which the evacuation can be made, mainly, because the situation within the airport is very complex, as well as insecure.

In addition, the fact that each country is sent aircraft to repatriate its nationals is also causing the tasks even more complicated and the deadlines most indeterminate.

Right now, there are staff from the Spanish Embassy in Kabul that is located at the airport but the "majority" of Afghan people linked to Spain, such as interpreters and their families, are in their homes, waiting to receive instructions for Be able to leave the country.

Spain has two A400 aircraft to proceed with repatriations in Afghanistan. One left last night from the Zaragoza Air Base to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), where it has arrived at 8 in the morning.

The second plane, which planned to leave Zaragoza on 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, finally came out early in the afternoon, as Pedro Sánchez announced through Twitter. "There is already Dubai the first A400M aircraft of @defensagob and just from Zaragoza the second aircraft," he wrote past 17 hours of this Tuesday.

In addition, the Government president announced that "the repatriation of the Spaniards and the personnel of the Embassy in Afghanistan is in progress." and that the Government of Spain "is coordinating all the procedures to guarantee their safety."

Updated Date: 17 August 2021, 11:43

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