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France, UK to propose safe zone for people leaving Afghanistan, submit resolution at UN meeting: Emmanuel Macron | World News

“Our resolution proposal aims to define a safe zone in Kabul, under UN control, which would allow humanitarian operations to continue,” French President Macron mentioned.

Written by Srivatsan Ok C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 07:35 PM IST

Ahead of an emergency meeting by the United Nations on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned that France and Britain would propose for a safe zone in Kabul to shield people attempting to flee Afghanistan.

“Our resolution proposal aims to define a safe zone in Kabul, under UN control, which would allow humanitarian operations to continue,” information company Reuters quoted Macron as saying on Sunday. During his go to to Mosul in Iraq later within the day, Macron confused the resolution could be handed by the 2 nations and expressed hope that it might be accepted by member nations favourably. “I cannot see who could oppose enabling the safety of humanitarian operations,” he additional mentioned.

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UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet the everlasting representatives for the United Kingdom, the United States, France, China and Russia — the 5 everlasting members of the UN Security Council — to focus on the worsening scenario in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday, Macron had mentioned that France had held preliminary discussions with the Taliban concerning the humanitarian scenario. The talks additionally included doable evacuation of extra people overseas.

“We have begun having discussions, which are very fragile and preliminary, with the Taliban on the issue of humanitarian operations and the ability to protect and repatriate Afghans who are at risk,” Reuters had reported on Saturday citing the French President.

France ended its evacuation operations in Afghanistan on Friday, two weeks after the Taliban seized the capital metropolis of Kabul. The US troops are scheduled to withdraw fully from the nation by August 31, a deadline that has been agreed upon by the Taliban.

Several different nations have additionally closed their evacuation operations because the final date nears. The UK pulled out the final of its troops from the war-torn nation early on Sunday regardless of a lot of Afghans, eligible for repatriation, being left behind.

(With company inputs)

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