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Blinken thanks Georgia for help in evacuating people from Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The United States looks forward to continuing its strategic partnership with Georgia
09:45, 23 November 2021

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sent a letter to Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, thanking the republic for its help in evacuating people from Afghanistan, News Georgia reports with reference to the press service of the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

"On behalf of the United States, thank you for Georgia's deployment of Georgian forces in Afghanistan, for its contribution to NATO's fight against terrorism, and for ensuring regional security. From 2015 to 2021, Georgia is one of the main military members of the "mission of strong support" and the International Security Assistance Force," the letter reads.

The Secretary of State also thanked the country for participating in the evacuation of over 2,500 people from Afghanistan. At the time, Tbilisi Airport was used as a transportation hub for the transfer of military and civilian peacekeeping personnel from Afghanistan to Europe.

"I join you and the Georgian people and honor the memory of those 32 Georgians who sacrificed themselves and more than 300 people injured in the defense of our common values. The United States greatly values our strategic partnership with Georgia and Georgia's leadership in addressing global regional challenges. We look forward to continuing our strategic partnership to strengthen our common interests," Anthony Blinken said in the letter.

As it was reported, in August Taliban fighters took control of the entire territory of Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani had already relinquished power.

After that, the radical Islamist movement Taliban officially announced the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

One of the founders of the Taliban said the movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands in order to stop crimes, які поширені в Афганістані: пограбування, вбивства і викрадення людей.

In addition, girls will not be able to attend school in Afghanistan. The Taliban has also banned the showing of films and shows with women on television.

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