Khaleej Times, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Shawwal 24, 1443
UAE signs agreement with Taliban to manage airport operations
Emirates: The UAE has signed an agreement with
the Taliban administration to regulate and control airports in the country.
According to Bakhtar News Agency, the officials from the two sides, on Tuesday,
held a press conference and signed the agreement to share responsibility for
operating airports in Afghanistan.
The announcement made on Twitter by Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
came after months of talks by the group with the UAE, Turkey and Qatar seeking
to reach an agreement on airport security cooperation.
UAE officials have held a series of discussions with the group in recent weeks
to discuss operating the airport that serves as landlocked Afghanistan's main
air link to the world, according to Reuters.
Qatar and Turkey had sent temporary technical teams to assist in airport
operations and security after the country was thrown into disarray when the
Taliban took over last year as foreign forces withdrew.