Today, on the order of Minister Bisera Turkovic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina formed the Crisis Staff, which will continue to conduct activities on evacuation and assistance to BH citizens located in Afghanistan.
According to the latest information, at least nine BH citizens are located in Afghanistan, and based on reports from the embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH on open communication channels.
Information on the number of bh. citizens are continuously updated.
“Following the release of information for assistance, five BiH citizens contacted the BiH Embassy in Pakistan. Four people work for a British company, while one is employed by the organization Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). All are currently located near Kabul International Airport, where are accommodated in a hotel within that airport, ” stated Ambassador Sakib Foric.
He pointed out that all citizens have reserved civilian flights, but that there is an evacuation plan even if they are not realized.
“We are in contact with our citizens and they all have booked civilian flights from Kabul. However, due to the situation on the field, there is a possibility that these flights will not be realized and in that case, they will leave Kabul together with embassy staff located in the Afghan capital, ” Foric emphasized and stated that everyone should be evacuated by Thursday.
At the end of the conversation, Foric noted that at the moment there is absolutely no danger for the citizens of BiH and that the situation is under control. The Taliban themselves have no intention of occupying the city militarily but are waiting for a peaceful transfer of power, which will complete their rule.
Ambassador Foric also explained that the invitation to BH citizens to report to the Embassy of Pakistan was successful, but the biggest issue is the fact that our citizens come to risky countries without applying to the nearest embassy of BiH.
“Citizens go to African or Asian countries that represent risky areas without contacting the embassy of BiH on arrival to record their entry and be in contact. I appeal once again to all citizens who go to risky locations to contact the nearest BiH embassy,” concluded the Ambassador of BiH to Pakistan, Sakib Foric, Klix.bawrites.