Spain gives for fulfilled the mission in Afghanistan but will continue looking for ways to evacuate more Afghans

The decision was taken, before, even if the attacks at the Kabul airport were produced this Thursday. On August 27, it was the date handled by the government

Spain gives for fulfilled the mission in Afghanistan but will continue looking for ways to evacuate more Afghans

The decision was taken, before, even if the attacks at the Kabul airport were produced this Thursday. On August 27, it was the date handled by the government to finish its evacuation operation in Afghanistan. It was avoided to give public details for security reasons. "Mission fulfilled," said Pedro Sánchez from La Moncloa. But it has not been the last mission. Spain continues to study alternative roads in order to continue evacuating Afghan citizens who have collaborated with Spain. "Spain will not leave only the Afghan people," the government president only a few hours after the last two aircraft sent by Spain. They would have taken off from Kabul. "We continue committed to the defense of human rights, seeking ways to continue evacuated to people who have collaborated with our country and the allied countries."

According to the provisional data that manages the Executive, Spain has evacuated from Kabul 2,206 people, of which 1,671 are from the Spanish contingent; 333 of the European Union; 131 US; 50 of NATO and 21 from Portugal. No data are handled on people who have not been able to evacuate.

The executive head has avoided giving details about these evacuation routes that are being studied. The strategy, as so far, is to work with caution and discretion and only announce things when there is no danger to the people involved. "We are going to work with pause, in a discreet way, we are already thinking about how we can articulate an operation to continue taking Afghans that we have not been able to evacuate these days."

US output from Afghanistan, which Joe Biden has put date - August 31- complicates all kinds of action or mission. Hence, many European countries have asked the American president to review his calendar, without any success so far.

Sánchez considers that what happened in the last hours in Kabul will have geopolitical and migratory consequences, hence to ask the countries of the European Union to act together and coordinated. That is, that the decisions are not made in isolation or unilaterally. For example, in the last hours Germany said he has reached an agreement with the Taliban so that he can continue evacuated citizens on commercial flights beyond August 31.

"We must reflect on the measures to be taken," said Sánchez, who has ruled out calling Paul married, arguing that communication has been public and transparent by the Government these days.

"We must be respectful with the international legality and the mandates of the United Nations. I call for the European Union to go hand in hand in a response that we must give to the Afghan people. We must take care of the refugees, especially the refugees, and we must Do it together ".

Aid for Afghan citizens is not the only pending issue for the West. It is also the fight against terrorism that suppose attempted as the events this Thursday at the Kabul airport. "Spain will work with all the allied countries to combat terror and guarantee security within the borders of Afghanistan, but also outside."

Updated Date: 27 August 2021, 08:31

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