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UAE to operate airports in Afghanistan: Mullah Baradar

Taliban’s acting deputy prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar made the announcement in a tweet and later told reporters in Kabul that his administration was renewing an airport ground handling agreement with the UAE.

UAE and Taliban are signing an agreement wherein the United Arab Emirates will operate airports in Afghanistan.

Afghan government announced this after holding talks with three countries, UAE, Turkey, and Qatar.

Taliban’s acting deputy prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar made the announcement in a tweet and later told reporters in Kabul that his administration was renewing an airport ground handling agreement with the UAE.

It was not immediately clear whether the agreement went beyond existing arrangements or if it included airport security, a sensitive issue for the Taliban who fought for decades against US-led Nato troops and say they do not want the return of international forces.

The UAE’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Qatar and Turkey had already sent temporary technical teams to help airport operations and security after the Taliban took over in August last year as foreign forces withdrew.

The airport talks have demonstrated how countries are seeking to assert their influence in Afghanistan even as the hardline group largely remains an international pariah and its government not formally recognised by any country.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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