Kofod: We have evacuated 20 from Afghanistan by road

Twenty people from the Foreign Ministry’s lists have been evacuated from Afghanistan by road in the past two days.

This is stated by Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S).

Kofod informs on the social media Twitter that for the sake of the operation, it is limited how much information can be given about the case.

– They are accommodated in a safe place and transported to Denmark. The work continues, the minister writes on Twitter.

Jeppe Kofod does not write what he specifically means by “by road”. But the ministry confirms that the evacuation took place along the ground and thus not by plane, as the previous evacuations have taken place with.

So far, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has primarily evacuated people by plane from the Afghan capital, Kabul, to Denmark with stopovers in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, as well as in Dubai.

The evacuations have taken place after the militant Islamist movement Taliban took control of the country in mid-August.

On August 15, the movement infiltrated the presidential palace, and then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he had left the country to “avoid bloodshed.”

Since then, a number of countries have been busy evacuating citizens from Kabul.

The Danish evacuation operation in Afghanistan has brought a total of 988 people to Denmark.

Of these, 107 were Danes or persons with a permanent residence permit in Denmark. The rest were, among others, local employees and interpreters who have worked for the Danish defense as well as human rights defenders and their families.

Source: The Nordic Page


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