ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s overseas curate said connected Tuesday that an inclusive governmental colony is the champion mode guardant for bid and stableness successful Afghanistan pursuing the Taliban takeover. Pakistan afloat supports efforts successful that direction, helium added.
According to a overseas ministry statement, Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the remarks successful a telephone telephone with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, astir the concern successful Afghanistan.
The connection says Qureshi told Lavrov that a peaceful and unchangeable Afghanistan was of captious value for Pakistan and the region. It said Qureshi informed Lavrov astir Pakistan’s outreach to determination countries for consultations connected the challenges arising retired of developments successful Afghanistan.
The connection quoted Qureshi arsenic besides saying that Pakistan is facilitating the evacuation of foreigners stranded successful Afghanistan. Qureshi is expected to permission for Uzbekistan aboriginal Tuesday connected a sojourn during which helium volition besides question to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran to sermon Afghan developments.
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— US troops surge evacuations retired of Kabul but threats persist
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— UK struggles for power arsenic Afghan situation strains US ties
— Find much AP sum astatine https://apnews.com/hub/afghanistan
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide says the evacuation deadline successful Afghanistan should beryllium extended beyond Aug. 31.
“One of a main interest is that the airdrome volition beryllium closed,” Eriksen Soereide told Norwegian broadcaster TV2 connected Tuesday morning. “The civilian portion is closed now, truthful we are wholly babelike connected the US subject cognition being maintained successful bid to beryllium capable to evacuate.”
She spoke arsenic a level with 157 radical who had been evacuated from Afghanistan landed successful Oslo. So acold Norway has evacuated 374 radical from Afghanistan.
“There is nary warrant that we volition beryllium capable to assistance each Norwegian citizens who privation assistance this clip around,” she told Norway’s different broadcaster NRK, adding Norway volition proceed the evacuation arsenic agelong arsenic the airdrome successful Kabul is open.
In neighboring Sweden, Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that she excessively could not warrant that they tin assistance each those who privation to get out.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that Australia has helped evacuate much than 1,600 radical from the Kabul airdrome successful 17 flights since past Wednesday.
“We person achieved this by moving precise intimately with the United States and the United Kingdom, among different nations,” Andrews told Parliament connected Tuesday.
The evacuated radical see Australian citizens, Afghan nationals who had worked for the Australian authorities during the 20-year struggle and different countries’ nationals. The Australian authorities has not said however galore radical it planned to evacuate from Afghanistan.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison had earlier said Australian and New Zealand officials had evacuated much than 650 radical from the airdrome implicit Monday night.
Morrison said that 5 flights had near the airdrome successful the busiest time of Australian engagement successful evacuations since the Taliban took power of the country. One of the flights was a New Zealand subject aircraft.
Morrison told Nine Network tv that the evacuated radical included Australians, New Zealanders and Afghans.