Foreign Minister S Jaishankar spoke with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on Saturday about the latest developments in Afghanistan and challenges related to emergency evacuation from Kabul.
“Appreciate the call from Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas of Germany. Discussed the evacuation challenges in Afghanistan and the policy implications of the changes there,” tweeted Mr. Jaishankar.
Appreciate the call of the Minister of Foreign Affairs @HeikoMaas from Germany.
Discussed the evacuation challenges in Afghanistan and the policy implications of the changes there.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 21, 2021
India has been in touch with the US, UK and a number of other leading powers over the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan after Kabul fell to the Taliban on Sunday night.
Several countries, including India, have experienced difficulties evacuating people from Kabul due to the chaos surrounding the airport in the Afghan capital following the Taliban takeover.
India on Saturday evacuated about 80 Indian nationals from Kabul on an Indian Air Force military transport plane.
The plane landed in Dushanbe in Tajikistan after the evacuation of the Indians from Kabul.
By Tuesday, India had evacuated 200 people, including the Indian envoy and other staffers from its embassy in Kabul, in two IAF C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft.
The first evacuation flight on Monday brought back more than 40 people, mostly staff from the Indian embassy.
The second C-17 plane on Tuesday evacuated about 150 people, including Indian diplomats, officials, security personnel and some stranded Indians from Kabul.
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