Two domestic flights from Kabul to the cities of Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar have already taken place.
A technical team was able to open the Kabul airport to receive humanitarian aid. It will soon be ready to receive civilian flights. This was said by the Qatari ambassador to Afghanistan, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday, September 4.
According to the diplomat, the runway was repaired “in cooperation with the Afghan authorities.
It is noted that there have already been two domestic flights from Kabul — to the cities of Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar.
Meanwhile, the UN convenes an international conference in Geneva on September 13 to prevent what Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called an impending humanitarian catastrophe.
“We need the international community to stand together and support the Afghan people,” Guterres said.
The goal of the conference, he said, is a rapid increase in humanitarian aid funding for Afghanistan.
“We also call for full and unimpeded humanitarian access to make sure that Afghans continue to receive the services they need,” the secretary-general added.
Earlier, the media learned the date for the resumption of air service in Afghanistan. Preliminary estimates indicate the need for $300 million for repair and maintenance work at the airport in Kabul.
It was also reported that the UN resumes flights to Afghanistan. In the provinces of the country, 160 humanitarian organizations will be able to continue their work.