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Qatar, Turkey and United Arab Emirates Conflict for Operation of Kabul Airport-Doha News

Technical teams in Doha and Ankara were able to help resume private operations at Kabul International Airport in Kabul after the collapse of the former Afghan government.

Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are reportedly in talks with Afghan authorities to operate Kabul, Kabul’s main airport. Daily mackerel It was reported on Monday, citing comments from Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mebrut Chabsogur.

At a news conference, Turkey’s senior diplomat said the Taliban-led interim Afghan government “will receive proposals from various countries” regarding the operation of the airport.

“It’s normal for different countries to make offers in the process,” says Cavusoglu.

Discussions are underway between Turkey’s Qatar and the interim Afghan government regarding the operation of various Afghan airports.

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While Qatar and Turkey are signing a memorandum [MoU] While operating five airports in Afghanistan, they have not yet reached an agreement with the Taliban-led government itself.

“Our friend in Doha is a joint venture [of Qatar and Turkey] We will undertake the operation of the airport, “said Cavusoglu.

Meanwhile, the Daily Sabah reported that airport operations were on the agenda at a recent meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Binzaid Arnachan, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates. [MBZ] Last month in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“they [UAE] He said he might run the airport in three countries, “Kabsogur said.

But he added that no serious discussion about such a scenario had ever taken place.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister also said that while Turkey was leading the military sector at Hamid Karzai International Airport under the NATO flag before the takeover of Tullivan, Emirati’s company was a private terminal for about 18 months before the government collapsed. Said that he was running.

At the request of the Taliban, Qatar and Turkish technical teams were sent to Kabul to work with the international community to repair the airport in the capital after the withdrawal of foreign troops in late August.

The team was able to get the airport up and running in a short period of time, allowing the resumption of private flights and dozens of evacuation trips. Most of it was operated by Qatar Airways, Doha’s national airline.

The First passenger flight He left Kabul, which landed in Qatar on September 9, and carried 113 Afghanistan and foreigners. Since then, thousands of Afghans and aliens have been evacuated on numerous flights.

In November, Reuters The United Arab Emirates reported meeting with the Taliban-run Afghan government to convince the new ruler of Kabul to allow Abu Dhabi to operate Hamid Karzai International Airport. Analysts attributed this to the UAE’s enthusiasm for advocating regional influence.

Since then, there have been no updates regarding the aforementioned discussion.

Over the past few months, the region’s heavyweight mediator, Qatar, has played a crucial role in what happened in Afghanistan, carrying out the largest airlift in history. Gulf countries have evacuated at least 70,000 Afghanistan and aliens.

Qatar has been a mediator between all Afghan political parties and the Taliban and the United States in recent years, but diplomatic efforts have been stepped up since the collapse of the former Afghan government in recent months.

The Gulf countries then agreed to relocate some Western embassies from Kabul to Doha, allowing them to operate abroad.

European countries and the United States have held various meetings with the Taliban-led interim Afghan government in Doha as the Gulf countries continue to seek involvement with the surrogate government in world society.

Meanwhile, Qatar continues to promote evacuation and provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.


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