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PublishDate: Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:11

First international flight lands in Kabul airport since Taliban takeover

It has been nearly 20 days since the last international commercial plane has landed in Afghanistan or has flown over the country.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_A Qatari flight carrying technical team landed on Wednesday, September 1, in Hamid Karzai International Airport based in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The team is said to be assisting Afghans in reactivating HKIA for resuming local and International flights.

Sources have told AFP that the team is a negotiating technical team that will be discussing preliminary issues with the Taliban officials over reactivating the airport.

Earlier, the Taliban had asked Turkey to send their civilian technicians to assist them in reactivating and operating HKIA which was rejected by the .

Turkey has called the plea by the Taliban and added that they will not send their civilian technical team unless their military forces escort them and man their at Kabul airport.

The biggest international airport is now mostly damaged and the reactivation of which will take at least two years.

Analysts say that the reactivation of HKIA will need up to $300 million and at least two years to get back to its previous position.


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