France and the United Kingdom will on Monday advocate the creation of a protected area in Kabul to carry out humanitarian operations at the United Nations, French President Emmanuel Macron announced in an interview with the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.
In view of the meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the two countries are preparing a “draft resolution” that seeks to define “a ‘safe zone’ in Kabul, under the control of the United Nations, which allows Continuing humanitarian operations,” Macron said.
“This is very important. It will provide a framework for the United Nations to take immediate action and, above all, allow each to keep its responsibilities and the international community to keep pressure on the Taliban,” he said.
The Afghan evacuation operation, which began two weeks ago at the hands of the Taliban in Kabul, ends days before the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on August 31.
The French president said on Saturday that France, which ended its campaign on Friday night, began discussions with the Taliban to “defend” and move “Afghans and Afghans” at risk beyond that date.
Paris has received help from Qatar, which, thanks to its good relations with the Taliban, “could organize an airlift operation or the reopening of some air routes,” Macron told Baghdad, where he spoke at a regional summit. ran away.
Speaking to Le Journal du Dimanche, the president mentioned a possible selective evacuation “which would not be done through the Kabul military airport.” “We will see if this can be done through the capital or the civilian airport of neighboring countries,” he said.
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