Ground Report | New Delhi: What will happen to Kabul Airport from September; The future of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport is unclear at the moment, according to AFP, and not only is there speculation but also talks about it. The Taliban will take over the airport from September 1 after the withdrawal of US forces, and they claimed on Friday that they now have control of parts of the airport.
What will happen to Kabul Airport from September
On Friday, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States would leave the country by August 31 and the airport would be run by Afghans. “Running an airport is not a very complicated task. But it may not be appropriate to assume that there will be normal operations at the airport from Wednesday.
But the temporary closure of the airport was first signaled by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken when he said on Wednesday that several regional countries were doing their best to keep the airport open or If it shuts down for a while, reactivate it later. Anthony Blanken emphasized that the airport was important to the Taliban and did not want them to be cut off from the world again, as they had been in the past.
US ruled out immediate recognition of Taliban
The United States has ruled out any immediate recognition of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, saying the White House has not yet decided whether to maintain a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of troops next week.
White House spokeswoman Jane Sackie told reporters on Friday: “I want to make clear that there is no urgency on the part of the United States or any of our international partners to recognize the Taliban government.” Washington insists that future recognition of the Taliban government will depend on not allowing Afghan soil to be used as a base for terrorism and respecting human rights, especially women’s rights.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Taliban had demanded that the United States maintain a diplomatic presence in the country after the withdrawal of all US troops on August 31. “During the contacts, they (the Taliban) have made it clear to us that they want to see a US diplomatic presence in the country,” Price said. But it does not depend on the Taliban.