The French airlift will stop on Thursday if the United States withdraws on August 31


Since the fall of Kabul, now in the hands of the Taliban, on August 15, France has set up an air bridge to infiltrate the threatened French and Afghans.

A senior French diplomat said on Tuesday that the air bridge set up by France to infiltrate Afghans wanting to escape the Taliban from Kabul will end on Thursday, August 26 if the United States withdraws from Afghanistan as planned on August 31.

There are still 62 French to be evacuated, according to the identity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

If the United States follows through on its goal of full withdrawal on August 31, “For us, in terms of ‘background planning’, that means our process ends on Thursday evening. So we have three days left.”Chief of Staff of Foreign Minister Nicolas Roche explained to Prime Minister Jan Castex, in the presence of journalists. Since the fall of Kabul, now in the hands of the Taliban, on August 15, France has set up an air bridge to infiltrate the threatened French and Afghans. Almost 2,000 people have already been expelled from the country by these means.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Another 62 French nationals who have not yet been evacuated have been identified, and a large number of Afghans have requested an escape which the authorities are examining. During his visit to the State Department’s Center for Crisis and Support (CDCS), Jan Castex stressed the need to “To distinguish between emergency situations that require quick responses from others”.

Thus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received nearly 120,000 calls since the bridge began. “90% to 95% of calls come from Afghan refugees in France who are worried about their families”According to the ministry.

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