Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is working to help two Icelandic couples and their children leave Afghanistan. They number nine people and are located in the country’s capital Kabul, which was recently taken over by Taliban forces. The Foreign Ministry has also been in contact with two other Icelandic nationals who worked for NATO agencies in Afghanistan, according to a notice on the Ministry’s Facebook page.
“One of the two Icelandic nationals who have worked for NATO agencies in Afghanistan has arrived in the United Arab Emirates safe and sound,” the notice reads. “The other is still working in Kabul and will leave the country with other Allied personnel. Iceland’s permanent NATO committee is in regular contact with the man. In addition to these individuals, the Foreign Ministry’s civil service is now aware of nine other Icelandic citizens who are in Kabul. They are two couples and their children. The civil service is in communication with other Nordic civil service organisations about the possibility of the families leaving the country together with other Nordic citizens.”
“The foreign service is in direct contact with the people, is closely monitoring developments, and provides assistance as much as possible. No further information will be provided at this time,” the notice concludes.