Germany wants to talk with Taliban about further evacuations from Afghanistan - Merkel

Germany wants to talk with the Taliban about how to its remaining local contract workers out of Afghanistan

  
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN- Germany wants to talk with the Taliban about how to its remaining local contract workers out of Afghanistan, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, adding it was a good sign that the airport in Kabul could be used for evacuation flights again.

"We need to talk to the Taliban about how we can continue to get people who worked for Germany out of the country and to safety," Merkel said.

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