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Taliban signs deal with UAE to manage Afghan airports

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

• May 24, 2022
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The Taliban signed an agreement with a company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday 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 occur. 

(dpa/NAN)

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