France, UK to Propose Kabul Safe Zone at UN Meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday has said that France and Britain are proposing a safe zone in Kabul to allow safe passage of evacuees at the UN meeting on Monday.

“What we have proposed, and what we plan to bring to the UN Security Council along with Britain and Germany is a solution that we have used before in other operations, which would involve creating a zone allowing people to arrive at that airport,” said Macron.

Macron shared that France had begun discussions with the Taliban exploring how to proceed with further evacuations.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres will meet the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to discuss the worsening situation in Afghanistan.

Representatives for the United Kingdom, the United States, France, China, and Russia are permanent members of the council.

The Taliban gave assurance to 100 countries that it will continue to allow foreigners and Afghans with foreign travel papers to leave the country “in a safe and orderly manner” even after the withdrawal of US troops on Tuesday.

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