US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (C) | Foto: EFE
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to the Persian Gulf separately to chat with leaders about US efforts to prevent a resurgence of extremist threats in Afghanistan.
The context: Blinken travels to Qatar, and will also stop in Germany to see Afghan evacuees at Ramstein Air Base who are awaiting clearance to travel to the United States.
- For his part, Austin is scheduled to begin his journey with a meeting to thank Qatar for its cooperation during the Kabul airlift.
- During a stopover in Bahrain, Austin will speak to the Marines who spent weeks at the Kabul airport and successfully evacuated Afghans, Americans and their allies.
- The Pentagon chief will visit Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to meet with senior military leaders responsible for operations in that area.
What do they say? The secretary will convey America’s gratitude to the German government for being aspriceless leisure in Afghanistan over the past 20 years and for German cooperation in transit operations to get people out of Afghanistan, ”reported Pentagon spokesman Ned Price.
- Austin told a news conference that the United States is making efforts against “any threat to the American people from anywhere.”
Main source of the news: AP
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