The head of state is leaving the country on Sunday as the Taliban prepare to take full control of Afghanistan.
Former Vice President Abdullah Abdullah has said in a video posted on his Facebook page that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has left Afghanistan, where the Taliban are preparing to seize power.
⁇The former Afghan president has left the countryAbdullah Abdullah, who is also the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
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Evacuation of embassies
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday that staff from the U.S. embassy in Kabul had taken thousands of U.S. troops to the airport in the Afghan capital.
The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Embassy in Kabul, Canada has been temporarily closed and its staff evacuated.
Italy has decided to immediately evacuate diplomats, civilians and Afghan allies from Afghanistan, making it clear that the first military plane will arrive in Kabul on Sunday to take them home, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Germany will transfer Afghan diplomats to Kabul airport on Monday and schedule an evacuation on Monday.
Staff at the Dutch embassy in Kabul were also evacuated last night, officials from a location near the airport now in the Afghan capital, the Netherlands’ foreign ministry said on Sunday.
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