Afghanistan: Emmanuel Macron will speak on Monday at 8:00 p.m. on the situation

Emmanuel Macron will speak on Monday at 8 p.m. on the situation in Afghanistan, the Elysee said Sunday night, as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, effectively leaving power to the Taliban who arrived in Kabul.

The Head of State will first preside over a Defense Council by videoconference at noon.

The Ministry of the Armed Forces will deploy military reinforcements and air assets to the United Arab Emirates in the next few hours, so that the first evacuations to Abu Dhabi can begin, ”said the Quai d’Orsay. He added that he had also “decided to move the embassy to the Kabul airport (…) to proceed in particular with the evacuation of all our compatriots who would still be in the country.”

The Elysée has made your safety a “top priority”.

Faced with the advance of the Taliban, who arrived in Kabul after an offensive of just ten days, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled his country this Sunday. Therefore, he left power to the Taliban.

Thus, the radical Islamist movement is preparing to withdraw it, 20 years after it was ousted by a US-led coalition due to its refusal to hand over al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the process. September 11, 2001. The international community fears severe reprisals against a certain part of the population, despite the fact that “massacres” of civilians have already taken place.

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