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Afghan capital airport security will be discussed in the NATO Leader’s Summit – The Khaama Press News Agency

According to the reports, the security issue of the Hamid Karzai International Airport will be discussed during the NATO leader’s summit in Brussels.

Sources suggest that in the NATO Leader’s Summit, where presidents or heads of the state for the NATO countries attend, the security issue of the Afghanistan international airport in Kabul and the operation of the U.S embassy in Kabul will also be discussed.

Earlier, Turkey was proposed to keep around 500 soldiers in Afghanistan and take the control of the Kabul International Airport, which was conditionally accepted by the Turkish government.

The Turkish government had announced they will be interested to take the security of the Kabul airport if the NATO allies provide them with political, financial and logistical supports.

The Taliban had opposed the decision and announced that Turkey forces shall also leave the country as NATO and U.S forces withdraw.

Recently, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would be the only reliable option to guard Kabul Airport after US troops have withdrawn.

Erdogan has also said to discuss the Kabul security issue with the U.S President, Joe Biden today at the margin of the NATO leaders’ meeting which will happen in NATO HQ, Brussels.

Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor, confirmed that President Joe Biden is heading to Brussel for NATO’s Summit. He added that President will discuss Kabul Airport and other “critical” infrastructure.

Tayyip Erdogan said that he will argue the matter with US President Joe Biden in face-to-face meeting.

However, a source confirmed that the Afghan Government has not yet discussed whether to hand over the responsibilities of Kabul Airport to Turkish forces after the withdrawal of US troops.

Currently, around 2,000 NATO troops ensure security of Kabul Airport.


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