On Sunday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani mentioned Qatar’s position within the present struggles to evacuate individuals out of the Taliban-controlled nation. The Qatari minister opened by touting optimistic numbers for evacuating overseas nationals overseas.
“Really, Qatar is taking part within the evacuation of the overseas nationals and Afghan nationals out of Kabul, getting them safely in transit and going to their nations which can be receiving them. The numbers as we speak are roughly round 7,000 however these numbers are literally rising,” Al Thani advised Fox Information anchor Jon Scott.
Scott requested what Qatar was doing to help individuals in reaching the Kabul airport to depart the nation. Al Thani responded that Qatar is now performing as an “neutral mediator” between the Taliban and different nations to assist ease the method.
“Qatar has been requested to mediate the battle between the Taliban and the U.S. and Afghan. And we stay that neutral mediator all through this course of, and we preserve the contact with all of the events which has now helped us in supporting totally different overseas residents who’re dwelling there in Afghanistan. Proper now we try to facilitate the motion of the individuals from their locations to the airport and the transportation,” Al Thani mentioned.
He added that Qatar is now taking “full duty” for the protection of the individuals making an attempt to depart the nation.
“We’re taking the complete duty for them, taking them to the airport and guaranteeing their security all through the best way. We try to facilitate for different nations who don’t have the entry to achieve the people who find themselves there on the bottom.”
Scott thanked the overseas minister for his nation’s help in getting Fox Information reporter Trey Yingst safely out of Afghanistan.