Britain wants to see functioning airport in Afghanistan after departure of troops -Sky

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Raab walks outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London

(Reuters) - Britain wants to see a functioning airport in Afghanistan after the departure of troops, Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing comments by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's briefing to UK lawmakers.

"If we want to do this in a more managed way and really take the steep angle off the cliff edge, what we really could do with is the Taliban being able to run a functional airport in Kabul," Raab was quoted as saying by Sky News https://bit.ly/3BbNh34.

"I'm sure there will be various neighbouring countries that will want to see if they can help them keep that airport open or indeed whether they want to get in members of the previous government, or the officials, to do that job", he said.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

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