Interview on the actions necessary to ensure protection and safety for those who leave Kabul
«The solidity of the Italy-US relationship also emerges in the dramatic crisis in Kabul. Thanks to the close cooperation between our armed forces we are implementing, together with the respective diplomatic missions, massive efforts to assist compatriots and Afghans who have worked with our institutions and organizations ». Thus the Minister of Defense, Lorenzo Guerini, in the telephone call made this evening with the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Lloyd Austin. The conversation talked about developments in Afghanistan and the collaboration between the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in progress in Kabul, aimed mainly at the massive evacuation activities underway, also through the concession of the use of the bases in Italy.
An exchange of ideas on the actions necessary to ensure the safe and effective flow of departures from Kabul. In the phone call, the Secretary of Defense Austin thanked Italy for the precious work that our staff is doing together with the Americans and other nations to ensure that the evacuation operations proceed positively. Minister Guerini thanked Secretary Austin for making the Afghan airport safe, which allows the various national missions to implement the evacuation device even in a compromised and unstable context