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Taliban ask airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

Islamabad, September 26

The Taliban government in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for international flights to be resumed, promising full cooperation with airlines and saying problems at the Kabul airport had been resolved.

In sync with US, China, Pak on Taliban: Russia

United Nations: Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism, Russia’s Foreign Minister said on Saturday. AP

The statement from the foreign affairs ministry as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month.

A limited number of aid and passenger flights have been operating from the airport. But normal commercial services have yet to resume since it was closed in the wake of the chaotic evacuation of tens of thousands of foreigners and vulnerable Afghans that followed the Taliban’s seizure of the capital. The airport, which was damaged during the evacuation, has since been reopened with the assistance of technical teams from Qatar and Turkey. While some airlines, including Pakistan International Airlines, have been offering limited services, prices have been reported to be many times higher than normal. — Reuters