London/UNI/Sputnik: The last aircraft carrying members of the British military has left the airport in the Afghan capital, the UK Ministry of Defence announced here on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Laurie Bristow said that the United Kingdom had evacuated almost 15,000 Britons and Afghans from Kabul in the past two weeks. According to Bristow, almost 1,000 military, as well as diplomatic and civilian personnel, worked on the evacuation operation.
The United Kingdom was initially planning to end its evacuation mission by Friday evening.
On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the situation in Afghanistan with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.
The British embassy in Kabul has suspended all in-country operations.— UK for Afghanistan (@UK4Afghanistan) August 28, 2021
Any British Nationals remaining in Afghanistan should consult FCDO Travel Advice for important updates.https://t.co/9s8eC9SF4Y pic.twitter.com/9pcNK2zLRJ
The three agreed that the evacuation of their citizens, as well as local employees and people in need of asylum, from Afghanistan was top priority, along with humanitarian assistance for regional refugees.
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