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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Photo of Cathal CroweCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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37. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has evacuated all Irish citizens from Afghanistan. [56320/21]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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A total of 107 Irish citizens and their dependents have been assisted in evacuating Afghanistan since the crisis broke in mid-August. There are 12 citizens and dependents currently seeking support in exiting Afghanistan. A small number of citizens wish to remain in the country.

My Department, including through our Embassy in Abu Dhabi, continues to work with EU Member States and partners in the region to support the ongoing evacuation efforts. We are appreciative of the continuing cooperation with the Government of Qatar in this regard.


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