Under the deal, the control and management of four international airports — Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif — will be run by a UAE aviation company, according to state-run Bakhtar News Agency.
Tripartite meeting in Doha agrees on "several key issues" over how to manage and operate Kabul's international airport –– Afghanistan's main air link to the world.
Ankara and Doha have agreed on a security framework for the airport mission, but talks on other aspects such as financing are continuing, say Turkish diplomatic sources.
A 29-year-old taxi driver named Hamid Safi had found two-month-old Sohail Ahmadi abandoned at the airport and took him home to raise as his own.
A joint committee consisting of Turkish and Qatari officials gear up to visit Kabul to discuss the deal with the interim government.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani discussed ways to keep Kabul airport open and deliver further aid to Afghanistan.
A limited number of aid and passenger flights have been operating from the Kabul airport. But, normal commercial services have yet to resume since it was closed in the wake of the chaotic evacuation of tens of thousands.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview the Taliban had “unfortunately” not formed an inclusive leadership and that Ankara will work with the country’s new rulers if they formed a more encompassing government.
Some 200 passengers, including US citizens, left Kabul airport, on the first flight carrying foreigners out of the Afghan capital since a US-led evacuation ended on August 30.
Top Ariana airline official hails Qatari and Turkish technical experts for their assistance in getting Kabul airport operational in the shortest possible time.
Head of the UN refugee agency is on his way to the war-torn country as officials stress on the importance of opening the land routes to deliver relief goods.
"Final decisions have been taken and we are now working on the technical issues," says Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid after announcing victory in northern Panjshir Valley fighting.
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