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Japan considering evacuating Afghan embassy employees in Kabul  

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed on Thursday that it is considering ways to evacuate local employees of the Japanese Embassy and JICA office in Afghanistan and their dependents, including sending them to Japan or third countries. Mainichi, Sankei, and Asahi wrote that the ministry disclosed this at a meeting with the LDP’s foreign affairs division on Thursday. Mainichi added that Sato Masahisa, the head of the division, urged the ministry to expedite preparations by saying that if Japan is seen as being “cold” toward local employees by failing to extend them sufficient assistance, it could affect Japan’s future efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to foreign nations.  

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