“Welcomed Ashraf Ghani, Household On Humanitarian Grounds”: UAE

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Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan on Sunday as Taliban entered the capital Kabul (File)

New Delhi:

The United Arab Emirates stated on Wednesday that it’s internet hosting former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani “on humanitarian grounds”, after he fled his nation amid a Taliban takeover.

“The UAE Ministry of International Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation can verify that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his household into the nation on humanitarian grounds,” it stated in a quick assertion.

Ghani fled Afghanistan on Sunday because the Taliban closed in on Kabul, earlier than the insurgents walked into the Afghan capital unopposed.

In a Fb submit, Ghani stated the “Taliban have gained” and that he fled to keep away from a “flood of bloodshed”.

His whereabouts have been unknown till Wednesday, with hypothesis that he had fled to Tajiktan, Uzbejistan or Oman.

This may not be the primary time that the oil-rich Gulf nation opens its arms to former leaders and their family members, now persona non grata of their nation.

In 2017, the emirate of Dubai hosted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was sentenced in absentia to 5 years in jail.

Spain’s king Juan Carlos went into self-exile within the UAE in August final yr as questions mounted over the origins of his fortune, and the UAE was Pakistani opposition chief Benazir Bhutto’s dwelling throughout her eight years in exile earlier than she was assassinated in her dwelling nation in 2007.

The UAE is one in all three nations, together with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, which recognised the earlier Taliban regime, which dominated from 1996 to 2001.

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