After messy US pullout, Blinken to intensify Afghanistan diplomacy in Qatar, Germany

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In a trip to Qatar and Germany, Blinken will be overlapping with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin who is also departing on Sunday for a wider Gulf visit covering Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

The United States’ two decades-long invasion in Afghanistan culminated with a hastily organized airlift that left thousands of US-allied Afghans behind and was punctuated by a suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport that killed 13 US troops and scores of Afghans. Washington completed the withdrawal on Aug. 31.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Qatar and Germany aiming to form a united front with allies this week on how to tackle the Taliban and ensure continued support for US bid to help evacuate Americans and at-risk Afghans who remained behind. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON – […]

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