Afghanistan: UK in talks with Taliban to evacuate remaining nationals

Lhe United Kingdom has opened discussions with the Taliban to obtain “free passage” for its nationals and allies outside Afghanistan after the takeover of the country by the radical Islamist movement.

AFP obtained confirmation from the British government on Wednesday that Sir Simon Gass, the British special representative for the transition in Afghanistan, was traveling to Doha to meet with Taliban leaders.

Sir Simon Gass “meets with senior Taliban representatives to stress the importance of free passage out of Afghanistan for British nationals and Afghans who have worked for us,” the government spokesman said in a statement.

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