As part of the first evacuation flight from the Afghan capital Kabul since the end of the international military operation, 15 German nationals were also flown out.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said this on Thursday evening.

They were flown out with the help of the government of Qatar and they were mainly women and children.

“The opportunity to leave the country presented itself at very short notice. We will continue to work intensively on creating more opportunities to leave the country in the next few days and will actively inform the people concerned about this, ”said the spokesman. He thanked the Qatar government for the close and trusting cooperation over the past few weeks.

For the first time since the end of the military evacuation mission, those in need of protection had previously been flown out of Kabul. The National Security Council of the White House announced that the Taliban had shown themselves to be cooperative. According to a report in the Washington Post newspaper, the chartered aircraft of the Qatari airline Qatar Airways included 211 dual Afghan citizens, including citizens of Germany, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Ukraine. The American government did not say how many people actually got on board.