The U.S. is "working closely" with its allies in Turkey and Qatar on quickly reopening Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sept. 3.
"We're working closely with our partners Qatar and Turkey to help get the airport in Kabul up and running as quickly as possible," he told reporters at the State Department.
In addition to this photo, which will probably mark history, a picture from February 15, 1989 is being shared en masse on social networks.
It shows General Boris Gromov, Commander of the 40th Army of the USSR, crossing hand in hand with his son over the Friendship Bridge from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan. He was the last Soviet soldier to leave the country.
He did that during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
"China is strongly protesting the recent publication of a so-called report on the investigation of the origin of the coronavirus compiled by the U.S. intelligence services," Wang Yi said, according to the official website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan in a phone call, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Aug. 28.
Çavuşoğlu also had a separate phone call with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.