Al-Jazeera correspondent in Turkey reported that a tripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan was held today, Sunday, on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, at a time when the Turkish Foreign Minister said that his country needs Afghan and international support to secure Kabul Airport.
According to Turkish diplomatic sources, the three ministers discussed the Afghan peace process and the role of Tehran and Ankara in the post-US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Read also Foreign Affairs: What does the US withdrawal from Afghanistan mean? American experts explain the justifications.. Why did Biden advance the date for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan? The complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan .. What prompted Biden to this decision?
In his speech at the end of the Antalya Forum (southern Turkey), the Turkish Foreign Minister added that Ankara will continue to assume its responsibilities in protecting Kabul Airport, but pointed out that it cannot do this alone, but rather needs the help of Afghans and other countries.
Cavusoglu said that Turkey does not go to Afghanistan for the first time. It is part of the NATO support mission there, and it is originally responsible for securing Kabul Airport, but after the withdrawal of the United States, the rest of the countries will also withdraw; Therefore, Ankara cannot bear the responsibility for this alone, he said.
Reassurance of diplomatic missions
The head of the political office of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said that Afghanistan is witnessing the withdrawal of all foreign forces; Therefore, the Afghans must work to establish a system that brings security and prosperity to the people.
Barader added – in an article – that the Taliban movement reassures the international community that foreign diplomats and employees of institutions will not face any threat from it, and announced that the movement welcomes all efforts that help eliminate the problems of Afghanistan, calling on the international community to let Afghans determine the fate of their country for themselves.
With regard to the Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban, Barader said that it created new opportunities for peace and represented the only chance for stability in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has been suffering a war since 2001, when an international military coalition led by Washington overthrew the Taliban regime; The pretext of its association at the time with Al-Qaeda, which adopted the September 11 attacks of the same year in the United States.
The level of violence in Afghanistan has escalated since the beginning of last May, with the start of the final stage of the withdrawal of US forces by order of President Joe Biden last April, which is scheduled to be completed by next September 11.