The situation in Afghanistan was discussed by the head of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas today.
As the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Maas, on behalf of the German government, thanked Turkmenistan for providing its airspace for the evacuation of citizens from Afghanistan. According to the minister, this step "became a decisive factor in the effective evacuation of people."
Meredov and Maas agreed to maintain an active dialogue on Afghan issues.
Let us remind you that last week the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan took part in a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan convened by the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the United States and Germany.
After US President Joe Biden announced the end of the operation in Afghanistan, the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation and a number of other countries) launched a large-scale operation to establish control over the country and entered Kabul without a fight on August 15. President Ashraf Ghani left the country. Turkmenistan provided its airspace for the evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan. Western countries completed the evacuation of their citizens and the Afghans who helped them from Afghanistan by August 31.