Afghanistan: a first French plane will arrive in Paris on Tuesday

The first plane evacuating about 40 French and some Afghans from Kabul that fell into the hands of the Taliban arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday morning, August 17, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced. You must now land in Paris in the afternoon.

“After a very chaotic situation at the end of yesterday” at Kabul airport, a first plane was able to land and then take off again and “arrived at the end of the night” at a French base in the Emirates, thus confirmed the minister in RTL also relaying information on their social networks.

With this first flight, “we have laid the foundations for an airlift between Kabul and the United Arab Emirates,” where France has a military base, Al Dhafra Air Base 104, he added.

This first aircraft, an A400 M military transport, left France on Monday for the Emirates. He took French special forces to Kabul to participate in evacuation operations, before repatriation of the affected people to France.

Since then, the Ministry of the Armed Forces announced that 45 former Kabul infiltrators are expected by France in Roissy on Tuesday afternoon.

A second plane, a C310, is also on the way, also with cargo and personnel on board.

If the authorities have not communicated the total number of French expatriates in Afghanistan, Florence Parly limits herself to assessing them at “several dozen” on Monday, also raising the question of Afghans who have served France.

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During his speech on Monday night, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, said that he wanted to “save our compatriots” and the Afghans who helped France.

However, some of his statements caused controversy in the left political class. During his speech, the Head of State explained that he wanted to carry out a European initiative aimed at “protecting himself from significant irregular migratory flows” that “feed traffic of all kinds”.

Emmanuel Macron, however, had ensured that “France is fulfilling and will continue to fulfill its duty to protect those most threatened.”

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