ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Afghanistan turmoil

Taliban government must earn legitimacy: Blinken

US secretary of state 'concerned' by members of new Afghanistan cabinet

Secretary of State Antony Blinken shows a picture of his children to a young Afghan refugee outside Hangar 5 for evacuation operations at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Sept. 8.    © AP

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI -- The Taliban-led new caretaker government in Afghanistan must stay true to its promise to allow people to leave the country, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

Speaking alongside German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at Ramstein Air Base, a U.S. facility in Germany that has been a transit point for evacuees from Afghanistan, Blinken said, "We must hold the Taliban, including the recently announced caretaker government and any eventual Afghan government, to their commitment to allow foreign nationals, visa holders and Afghans to travel outside the country if they wish."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more