Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Who left his country It was revealed on Wednesday that when the Taliban closed, they took refuge in the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE’s foreign ministry acknowledged that it had welcomed the 72-year-old leader – who was unaccounted for after fleeing Kabul on Sunday – on “humanitarian grounds”.
“The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family to the country on humanitarian grounds,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Afghan leader walked out of the presidential palace with his inner circle on Sunday According to the Russian embassy In Kabul, he fled with four vehicles and a helicopter full of cash. Some reports suggested that he belonged to a neighboring country, such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan or Oman.
There were questions about whether other countries, including the United States, had played a role in helping him escape. The US embassy in Abu Dhabi did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Associated Press.
In a social media post, Ghani claimed that he had fled for his life, writing, “If I had lived, countless my compatriots would have been martyred and Kabul would have been reduced to rubble and ruin. There could be a catastrophe. Six million people. “
Politicians and experts, however, say his sudden departure has hampered talks with the Taliban on a smooth transfer of power – and that Ghani has left his people in a quandary. Facing chaos and fear About the return of the militant group’s tyrannical rule.
Ghani – an academic with a doctorate from Columbia University in New York City – was once a professor at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, where he and his wife, Rula, raised their two children, Mary and Tariq. Of His daughter is 42-year-old Maryam Ghani. Now a successful artist and filmmaker. Who lives in Brooklyn.
Before returning to Afghanistan in 2001, Ghani worked at the United Nations and the World Bank.
He was first elected president in 2014 on a promise to rebuild the country. But he became increasingly isolated during his seven-year term, and eventually broke off talks between Washington and the Taliban, paving the way for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Taliban dismissed him as a “puppet”, and he spent most of his last months in office at the presidential palace, delivering television diaries to the Afghan people.
Post with wires.