Britain has won praise for its “leadership role” in the Kabul evacuations by its allies says a senior diplomat.
According to the Telegraph a senior diplomat said Britain had received plaudits from countries at a Monday afternoon meeting of the G7, Turkey, Qatar and Nato that was convened to discuss the evolving situation.
The source said:
Evacuation efforts were a race against time as countries tried to get vulnerable Afghans and their own citizens out of Afghanistan as President Biden’s 31 August deadline loomed.
The diplomat said:
Official figures say the combined effort evacuated more than 114,000 people since Aug 14, the day before the Taliban entered Kabul.
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