(B2) The Quai d'Orsay announced it on Friday (December 3). More than 300 people have just been brought to safety, in an exceptional flight between Kabul and Doha.
Afghans, French and... Dutch
A plane chartered by the (French) Ministry of Foreign Affairs evacuated 258 Afghan men and women particularly threatened because of their commitments - in particular journalists -, or their link with France ". This includes, in particular, former civilian personnel recruited locally from our armies (aka the PCRLs). Their repatriation to France will be organized in “ end of next week ". Eleven French and sixty Dutch and their dependents were also evacuated by this flight.
500 people evacuated since September Doha
This operation " exceptional is not unique, however. The evacuations continue in a rather discreet way. Since September 10, 110 French people and their dependents as well as 396 Afghan men and women to be placed in protection "as well as a citizen of another Member State of the Union were evacuated on ten separate flights" hosted by Qatar ". And these operations could continue. " All services "of the state remains" fully mobilized in the continuation of these evacuation operations.
Thank you Doha!
These operations were organized by France with the help of Qatar ". The Gulf country is particularly active and has maintained links with the Taliban. In particular, it hosts the negotiations between the Americans and the new occupants of power in Kabul. It also maintained regular flights from Kabul.