Afghanistan - Q&A from the press briefing (13 September 2021)


Q: On Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s trip to Doha: can we expect an update on the process of extracting French citizens and protected individuals from Afghanistan via civil aircraft? And will France set up an embassy for Afghanistan in Doha ?

A: Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and the Qatari authorities are examining ways to organize new evacuation operations as soon as possible for our compatriots and their dependents who are still on site, as well as Afghan men and women who are especially at risk due to their activities.

As President Macron announced on August 26, the ambassador and his staff left Afghanistan for security reasons. They are currently working in Paris and fully carrying out their duties.