Georgia calls for safe departure of citizens from Afghanistan via int’l joint statement

  • The Taliban entered the capital of Afghanistan Kabul several days ago and occupied the presidential palace. Photo: IPN.

Agenda.ge, 17 Aug 2021 - 14:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

The joint statement of 25 European Union member states and more than 40 other countries calls for ‘the safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country’ amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. 

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles is among the statement’s signatories who called for the protection of human life and the restoration of civil order. 

The joint statement reads that for the departure of Afghans and international citizens the ‘roads, airports and border crossing must remain open, and calm must be maintained.’

The Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. We in the international community stand ready to assist them,” says the statement

Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Tamar Beruchashvili has tweeted:

The Georgian government in coordination with the Georgian Foreign Ministry is working to ensure the safe return of 23 Georgian citizens from Afghanistan. 

The Taliban entered the capital of Afghanistan Kabul several days ago and occupied the presidential palace.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country before the Taliban’s declaration of its victory.  

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