French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France and Britain would urge the United Nations to create a “safe zone” to protect humanitarian operations in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
“This is very important. It will provide a framework for the United Nations to act in emergencies,” Macron said in a statement issued by Doug Dimanche Weekly.
Above all, such a safe zone would allow the international community in power in Afghanistan to “maintain pressure on the Taliban,” the French leader added.
Five permanent members UN Security Council France, Britain, the United States, Russia and China are expected to meet on Monday to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
Macron said Paris and London would take the opportunity to present a draft resolution aimed at defining Kabul as a “safe zone” under UN control, which would allow humanitarian action to continue.
His comments come as international efforts to deport vulnerable foreign nationals and Afghanistan end.
France has completed its expulsion efforts They did this on Fridays and Saturdays in the UK.
U.S. troops fought in a dangerous and chaotic situation to complete a massive evacuation operation from Kabul airport before the August 31 deadline.
Macron announced on Saturday that talks had “begun with the Taliban” to “protect and repatriate” Afghan citizens beyond this deadline.
Talk to reporters at Iraq, While attending a meeting of key regional leaders, Macron said further air operations were possible with the help of Qatar, which has good relations with the Taliban.
France has evacuated 2,834 people from there Afghanistan Since August 17th.
In an article published in the Journal of Franchise to Dimanche, Macron said future selected transfers “will not take place at a military airport in Kabul”, but may be via public airports from the Afghan capital or neighboring countries.
Macron also spoke about the ongoing talks in some parts of France that are causing “fear” about the arrival of Afghan refugees in France.
“Our role is not to raise fears among our countrymen, but to provide solutions to address them,” he added, adding that “I intend to manage migration pressures with humanity, stability and the ability to defend our borders if necessary.” .
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