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Qatar reaches deal with IEA to resume evacuations

Qatar has reached an agreement with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to resume chartered evacuations out of Kabul airport, Axios news website reported on Tuesday citing an interview with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Reuters reported.
The agreement was for two flights per week, chartered by Qatar Airways, and would allow the United States and other countries to evacuate thousands more of their citizens and at-risk Afghans, Axios said.
The minister spoke to Axios on Monday in Washington, during an official visit with Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
A senior Qatar government source told Reuters last week that Qatar Airways has resumed operating passenger evacuation flights from Afghanistan, after a two-month halt.
Qatar stopped operating evacuation flights in early December amid a dispute with the IEA over which passengers were permitted to take the flights.
Talks were under way to allow one flight per week operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines, Axios cited the Qatari minister as saying in the interview.The post Qatar reaches deal with IEA to resume evacuations first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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