The government sees priority guarantee the safety of the embassy in Kabul but does not yet talk about evacuation

The Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolaños, has assured this Friday that for the Government is "priority" to guarantee the security of all the staff of the

The government sees priority guarantee the safety of the embassy in Kabul but does not yet talk about evacuation

The Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolaños, has assured this Friday that for the Government is "priority" to guarantee the security of all the staff of the Spanish Embassy in Afghanistan, although at the moment a decision has not been made on its possible evacuation .

The unstoppable advance of the Taliban in recent days, which have been made with the control of almost half of the capital of the country, including Kandahar and Herat -Seguunda and third city - has led to countries like the United States and United Kingdom to announce the shipment of additional troops to proceed with the evacuation of its citizens and personnel from their embassies.

Diplomatic sources indicated on Thursday to Europe Press that there is a contingency and evacuation plan for the Kabul Embassy, as in all embassies, and that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is prepared to activate it at the time it is necessary.

In statements in Níjar (Almeria), where he has visited the works of Ave Almeria-Murcia, Bolaños has indicated that the Government closely follows the evolution of events through exteriors, which "works day by day" in the matter.

"For us it is absolutely a priority to guarantee the safety of our staff and people who work at the Embassy," he stressed, underlining that "the decisions adopted will be communicated in due course."

Exteriors already recommended Spanish residents in Afghanistan to leave the country "as soon as possible, making use of commercial flights currently available" while discouraging traveling to the Asian country "under any circumstance".

On the other hand, the Foreign Ministries, Defense and Interior are finalizing a plan to give a solution to Afghan translators who attended Spanish troops and also AECID in Afghanistan in recent years and that now they fear for their lives before the inexorable advance of the Taliban.

This plan would go through its transfer to Spain, although it has not yet been determined under what formula would be welcomed, and it is still in the phase of the verifications of the identities and the relevant checks, according to diplomatic sources, which required that it is He was working with a pronuence before the evolution of events in the field.

Updated Date: 13 August 2021, 06:30

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