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PublishDate: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 14:49

Ross Wilson says reports of US embassy closing are not true

US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson said Tuesday the American embassy in Kabul has not closed down and that reports to this effect were false.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_In a message posted on Twitter, said: “Contrary to false reports, @USEmbassyKabul staff & I remain in #Kabul working hard to help 1000s of U.S. citizens and vulnerable Afghans & continuing engagement here.”

“Our commitment to the Afghan people endures,” he said.

This comes after US President Joe Biden said at a press briefing on Monday night that the embassy has been closed.

“We have safely shut down our embassy and transferred our diplomats.

“Our is now consolidated at the airport as well,” he said.

He also said that over the next few days, the US intends to transport out thousands of who have been living and working in Afghanistan.

“We’ll also continue to support the safe departure of civilian personnel — the civilian personnel of our Allies who are still serving in Afghanistan.”


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