Afghanistan, Turkey discuss airports management

Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced that acting FM Amir Khan Muttaqi met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and discussed management of Kabul International Airport and other ones in the country.

The meeting between the Afghan and Turkish delegations was conducted at the sideline of Antalya’s Diplomatic Forum on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry in a series of Twitter posts said that both delegations discussed the further extension of bilateral relations.

The Ministry further said that parties talked on the management of Kabul International Airport and other airports in particular items of the agreement that needed to be discussed.

Moreover, Turkish and Afghan delegations pledged to resolve issues of the agreement through a technical discussion along with Qatar.

The Ministry though did not name other airports, it was previously said that Kandahar airport, Mazar-e-Sharif airport, Khost airport, and Kunduz airport will also be managed by Qatar and Turkey.

Afghanistan is suffering financial loss worth millions of dollars as international flights do not cross the country’s airspace since the Taliban takeover.