Here, Denmark has entered into an agreement with Pakistan on an air bridge that will lift the people who succeed in evacuating from Kabul, on to Kastrup.
This was stated at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon with the participation of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen.
– The operation takes place under extremely difficult conditions. It is still about getting Danish citizens, local employees and interpreters and their families out of Afghanistan, said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
Earlier Wednesday, the very first Danish evacuation aircraft landed in Kastrup from Islamabad with 15 people on board – including 14 Norwegians.
It also emerged at Wednesday’s press conference that there are about 70 people on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ list of people with Danish connections who are to be evacuated from Afghanistan. However, the figure is subject to great uncertainty.
This was stated by Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) at the press conference.
– We have a list of Danish citizens or others with legal residence in Denmark of about 70 people. But the list is changing fast. The other day it was about 10 people. But as Kabul fell, it grew rapidly, said Jeppe Kofod.
Das Außenministerium gibt an, dass einige der 70 möglicherweise bereits aus Afghanistan evakuiert wurden, aber möglicherweise noch auf der Liste stehen.
The press conference also stated that Denmark will receive more Afghans than expected a week ago.
It may also include people who are unable to reach the security screen in depth due to the life-threatening situation in Afghanistan.
Considerations for the safety of the operation became a recurring mantra from the ministerial panel on a wide range of questions from the press.
In addition, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen repeatedly refused at the press conference to respond to the government’s position on dealing with a possible influx of refugees in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover in the country where Denmark has been part of the coalition force for 20 years.
– We have to take things in the right order. Here and now the whole focus is on the evacuation from Kabul, the Prime Minister repeated.
By comparison, Britain announced on Wednesday that more than 20,000 Afghans will be welcomed in Britain in the coming years.
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