- Title: About 200 Afghan nationals arrive in Delhi after Taliban enters Kabul
- Date: 15th August 2021
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (AUGUST 15, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PEOPLE AT NEW DELHI AIRPORT VARIOUS OF FLIGHT INFORMATION BOARD INDIAN NATIONALS ARRIVING FROM AFGHANISTAN SENIOR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN, RIZWANULLAH AHMADZAI (GREEN DRESS) ARRIVING (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SENIOR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN, RIZWANULLAH AHMADZAI, SAYING: "Around 200 Afghan people, including political leaders, lawmakers, and ministers have arrived in New Delhi." FORMER LAWMAKER AND SECOND COUSIN TO FORMER AFGHAN PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI, JAMIL KARZAI, ARRIVING/ REPORTERS SURROUNDING JAMIL (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER LAWMAKER AND SECOND COUSIN TO FORMER AFGHAN PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI, JAMIL KARZAI, SAYING: "As far as I came from Kabulâ€¦Kabul was occupied by (the) Taliban and I think there will be a new government, a new settlement. So, yet, it's not clear who will be the next president, what will happen? Everyone is waiting." CAR CARRYING JAMIL KARZAI LEAVING AFGHAN NATIONAL WOMAN ARRIVING (SOUNDBITE) (English) AFGHAN NATIONAL WHO ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI, NAME NOT GIVEN, SAYING: "I can't believe the world abandoned Afghanistan. Our friends are going to get killed. They (Taliban) are going to kill us. Our women are not going to have any more rights." AFGHAN NATIONAL WALKING
- Embargoed: 29th August 2021 19:37
- Keywords: Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani India Mullah Baradar New Delhi Pakistan Taliban conflict refugee
- Location: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQE3WB3
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- Story Text:Around 200 Afghan nationals, including a political leader, lawmakers, and ministers arrived in the Indian capital New Delhi hours after the Taliban gained control over Afghanistan on Sunday (August 15).
Taliban insurgents entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the Islamist militants close to taking over the country two decades after they were overthrown by a U.S.-led invasion.
Ghani's destination was uncertain: a senior Interior Ministry official said he had left for Tajikistan, while a Foreign Ministry official said his location was unknown and the Taliban said it was checking his whereabouts.
"I think there will be a new government, a new settlement. So, yet, it's not clear who will be the next president, what will happen," said Jamil Karzai, a former lawmaker and second cousin to former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, at New Delhi airport.
A government delegation, including senior official Abdullah Abdullah, will travel to Qatar to meet with representatives of the Taliban, an Afghanistan negotiator said.
Fawzi Koofi, a member of the Kabul negotiating team, confirmed to Reuters the delegation would meet with the Taliban in the Gulf state after the militant group earlier entered Kabul.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters the Afghan delegation and Taliban representatives would discuss a transition of power, adding that U.S. officials would also be involved.
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