Gabriel Ferrán, the Spanish Ambassador ceased that he refused to leave Afghanistan to coordinate the evacuation

There were seats on the plane. He could have left and put safe. Not in vain, he technically he is not even and the Spanish ambassador in Afghanistan, becaus

Gabriel Ferrán, the Spanish Ambassador ceased that he refused to leave Afghanistan to coordinate the evacuation

There were seats on the plane. He could have left and put safe. Not in vain, he technically he is not even and the Spanish ambassador in Afghanistan, because he had been ceased at the beginning of August by the government. However, Gabriel Ferrán Carrión refused to upload yesterday to the A400M of the Air Army on the first repatriation flight of Spain to remain in the Asian country and coordinate the evacuation tasks of the hundreds of Afghans who are still waiting to leave after The taking of power by the Taliban.

That gesture of Ferrán has been applauded and praised by the commitment of the Spanish diplomat with the success of the evacuation and for sacrificing a few more days remaining in a difficult conditions at the Kabul airport. The goal of it is to continue supervision so that the greatest possible number of Afghan collaborators and their families can be rescued, to whom you have to continue locating and get them to get to the airfield. A task in which 17 Spanish police belonging to the GEO and the police intervention unit (UIP) are committed. They are the last 18 Spaniards who continue in Afghanistan.

The Taliban Avance took Ferran packing, as it was departing because it was going to be replaced by Ricardo Losa Giménez, whose appointment as a new ambassador in Afghanistan is valid since August 5. Circumstances overtaken by the outcome of the war prevented that relay from becoming effective, so the diplomat has had to deal suddenly with this crisis as a higher Spanish representative in the country despite the cessation of it. It is a very different situation than he imagined that he would have this month of August when he knew that he was going back to Spain to change responsibilities.

Born in Madrid in 1961, he arrived in Afghanistan three years ago, where he culminated a dilated career as a diplomat with his first experience as ambassador. He knows well as living in a Muslim majority country, given that he has been part of the Spanish Legations in Lebanon, Malaysia and Morocco. In addition, he had been Deputy Director General Deputy of the Middle East and Maghreb, among other responsibilities.

The passion for diplomacy inherited her father, Gabriel Ferrán de Alfaro, who played a relevant role for the history of this country being one of the four signers of the Treaty of Accession for which Spain entered the European Economic Community, the current European Union. It was in 1985 and the heading of him is as ambassador to Europe, together with those of the Government President, Felipe González; the Foreign Minister, Fernando Morán; The Secretary of State for Relations with the European Communities, Manuel Marín.

"Gabriel Ferrán Father, first Spanish diplomat to enter the European Community, and Gabriel Ferran Son, last to leave Afghanistan," says Ignacio Molina, an analyst at the Royal Instituto Elcano and Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Those who have dealt with him personally, as the world's articulist Juan Claudio de Ramón, a career diplomat, define Ferrán as "an integral person, an exemplary officer and a compliant, passionate and meticulous diplomat, delivered to his vocation of service" .

Likewise, from political parties, praise and gratitude has received praise. The deputy of PP Anne Vázquez, gave him the "thanks" for wanting to "be the last to leave the hell of Afghanistan, when all Spaniards are evacuated."

"He stopped two weeks ago and, despite this, is assuming his responsibility in tangible hours giving a professional and human lesson," he thanked the spokesman for citizens, Edmundo Bal.

In addition to the diplomat, 17 Spanish agents of the Special Operations Group (GEO) and the police intervention unit (UIP), remain in charge of the safety of the Embassy in Kabul and who are now delivered to create corridors of Security so that Afghan collaborators and their families can enter the airport.

His mission is being very complicated. According to Europe Press Fuentes from the device, the national police agents create those corridors from within the airport's security perimeter - do not come out to look for anyone to any housing, according to these sources- for the authorization of the military of The US, proceed to regroup collaborators by guiding the dependencies where the ambassador also awaits. Then they custodians them to the plane where the military that go on the flight come into play.

Updated Date: 19 August 2021, 08:54

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