UAE in talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport, say diplomats
The Indian Express Delhi|November 25, 2021
WHILE THERE is little commercial benefit for any operator, the Kabul airport would provide a much-needed source of intelligence on movements in and out of the country, diplomats said, adding that since the US withdrawal, many countries have lacked real-time information.
ALEXANDER CORNWELL

THE UNITED Arab Emirates has held talks with the Taliban to run Kabul airport, going up against Gulf rival Qatar in a diplomatic tussle for influence with Afghanistan's new rulers, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.

UAE officials have held a series of discussions with the group in recent weeks to discuss operating the airport that serves as landlocked Afghanistan's main air link to the world, the foreign diplomats based in the Gulf region told Reuters.

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