“We are in line to conclude” the evacuation from Afghanistan “by 31 August: the sooner we finish, the better”. Joe Biden, president of the United States, comments on the evacuation operation from Afghanistan, which should end on August 31st. “I met with my colleagues from the G7, the leaders of the UN, NATO and the EU. I thanked for the solidarity seen, we are committed to an unprecedented effort. We have evacuated 70,700 people since August 14, in the last 12 hours there have been another 19 US military flights that have carried 6,400 people evacuated. Over 50 flights and 12,000 people ”evacuated altogether from the coalition countries in the last 12 hours. “We will continue to work together to get people out in the most efficient and safe way. We are in line to conclude the “evacuation” for 31 August: the sooner we finish, the better. Every day of operations carries risks for our troops. The conclusion by 31 August depends on the cooperation of the Taliban, allowing access to the airport “of the people who must be evacuated. “I asked the Pentagon and the State Department for plans to change the calendar if necessary. I am determined to ensure the conclusion of this mission ”.
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