Taliban signs agreement with UAE firm on running Afghan airports | Dailytrust

Taliban signs agreement with UAE firm on running Afghan airports

HANDOUT – 17 August 2021, Uzbekistan, Tashkent: German paratroopers board an Airbus A400M at the airport. After the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr began its airlift to rescue Germans and Afghans under the most difficult conditions. Photo: Marc Tessensohn/Bundeswehr/dpa – ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit der aktuellen Berichterstattung und nur mit vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits
HANDOUT – 17 August 2021, Uzbekistan, Tashkent: German paratroopers board an Airbus A400M at the airport. After the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr began its airlift to rescue Germans and Afghans under the most difficult conditions. Photo: Marc Tessensohn/Bundeswehr/dpa – ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit der aktuellen Berichterstattung und nur mit vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits

The Taliban on Tuesday signed an agreement with a company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the ground handling of three airports in Afghanistan.

With the new agreement, the new officials in Kabul and the representative of the UAE-founded company hope that all international commercial airlines can resume their flights to the country.

“International airlines, have been away from this country for the past few months.

“We are hoping that they come back to us,” the executive director of the UAE’s GAAC Company, Razack Aslam said.

Qatar and Turkey have been holding talks with Taliban officials for the past couple of months to run the country’s airports.

The newly inked pact with the UAE will only apply to the logistics at Kabul, Herat and Kandahar airports and not security.

“This contract includes a part of the services,” Taliban’s deputy minister of transport and civil aviation said.

“We are still hopeful to continue talks with Qatar on another two parts which include the security of the civil aviation, such as searching and checking of the passengers and the air traffic control.”

Afghanistan’s airspace is currently closed to all overflights.

Only domestic flights and international evacuation or humanitarian aid delivery flights are taking place.

(NAN)

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