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Delay in evacuation of people from Kabul, resignation of Dutch Foreign Minister

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  • 17 September, 2021 15:34:09

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International Desk: Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag has resigned after losing a no-confidence vote over delays in evacuating citizens from Afghanistan's Kabul airport. He announced his resignation on Thursday. Khabar Al Jazeera.

Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag acknowledged that the government's slow pace had prevented the removal of some staff and those who had worked for the Dutch army at the time. A no-confidence motion was tabled in parliament on Thursday. The no-confidence motion received 6 votes in favor and 62 against. At the time, most members felt it was too late to remove their citizens from Afghanistan and the country's troops who had helped during the Afghan war.

The foreign minister could not handle the situation properly. Sigrid then lost the no-confidence vote. After the no-confidence vote was passed, Sigrid Work immediately announced his resignation. At the time, he said, parliament felt the cabinet had acted irresponsibly. "As a minister, I am obliged to accept responsibility," he added. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on August 15, many people started leaving the country in fear and panic. At the same time, different countries took back the citizens of their own countries. The United States and its allies left Kabul on August 31, ending the Afghan war.

Meanwhile, at least 30 people were killed in chaos and shelling at Kabul airport. A suicide bomber has killed at least 175 people at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport. More than 150 people were injured.

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