Taliban signs deal with UAE’s GAAC to manage Afghan airports
The Taliban have signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on the operation of airports in Afghanistan, the group’s transport and civil aviation minister announced on Tuesday, after months of talks with the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Qatar.
Taliban Deputy Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Ghulam Jailani Wafa signed an agreement on Tuesday with a representative of the GAAC company in the presence of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy prime minister.
Speaking at the contract signing event, Mullah Baradar said the country’s security is strong and the Islamic emirate is willing to work with foreign investors.
Baradar said that with the signing of this agreement, all foreign airlines would start flying to Afghanistan safely and reliably.
“When we were in a serious and emergency situation, the UAE helped us with technical assistance and free terminal repairs,” said Ghulam Jailani Wafa, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. “GAAC Corporation is a multinational company that provides aviation services in the United Arab Emirates.”
The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021, which led to the fall of the previous government.
In December 2021, Turkish and Qatari companies signed a memorandum of understanding to operate Kabul airport and airports in Balkh, Herat, Kandahar and Khost provinces, which are currently struggling to operate due to difficult economic conditions. in Afghanistan.
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