Qatar has agreed to a deal with the Taliban to begin chartered evacuations from Kabul Airport, citing an interview with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
According to sources, the arrangement was for two weekly aircraft chartered by Qatar Airways, which would allow the US and other nations to evacuate thousands more residents and at-risk Afghans.
During an official visit to Washington with Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the minister stated on Monday.
After a two-month pause, Qatar Airways has resumed passenger evacuation flights from Afghanistan, according to a top Qatar government source. Early in December, Qatar halted evacuation flights due to a dispute with the Taliban about which individuals were allowed to board.
In an interview, the Qatari minister said that talks were underway to allow Ariana Afghan Airlines to run one flight each week.