Fri Aug 20th, 2021 at 11:29:14 AM EST
Well prepared by taking troops out of the country in a timely fashion ...
5 questions about the Netherlands' involvement in Afghanistan
News item | 01-07-2021 | 11:47
At the end of June 2021, the last Dutch military personnel left Afghanistan. A historic moment, marking the end of almost 20 years of Dutch military presence. But even after the military mission has ended, the Netherlands will continue to actively support the country. Here, Caecilia Wijgers, the Dutch ambassador in the capital Kabul, answers five questions about the Netherlands' involvement in Afghanistan. ’We're standing at a crossroads in history.'
Full Stop and the Band Played On
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The cabinet's response today was downright embarrassing. There has been months of delay, and responsibility is always shifted. At the moment many who have worked for NL can no longer reach the airport. A drama and a disgrace for the Netherlands.
Oops ... Where Is the Dutch Ambassador?
Apparently in safe hands in her home country ... send back into Kabul with a new team for handling emergency visa's and passports. Documents are essential to have a chance to pass the Taliban security checkpoints ... what an ugly mess ...
The new embassy team just arrived in #Kabul to complete the evacuation process #Afghanistan to further guide and support. This team consists of ambassador Caecilia Wijgers, a consular emergency team and 62 military personnel. The team they replaced is now back in the Netherlands. 😡💥
Tough to catch up and assist to evacuate Afghans the Dutch are indebted to for their loyalty and work to perform ISAF tasks.
How was this possible? The Dutch embassy staff left w/o any notification to Afghan employees … in a stealth escape as thieves in the night. The employees returned to an vacated embassy building … they were left stranded. Netherlands 🇳🇱 🦁
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