August 16, 2021 – 00:00
Canadian ministers have announced that their country has suspended work at its embassy in Kabul because the situation on the ground there “poses serious challenges to our ability to ensure the security of our mission.”
Diplomatic personnel have been returning to Canada since morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.
“Canada strongly condemns the escalation of violence,” he said. “We are deeply saddened by the situation of the Afghan people today.”
Embassy operations will resume as soon as the security situation in Afghanistan improves, officials say.
Like the US and other countries, Canada is also trying to bring Afghans who helped its troops to Canada as the Taliban advanced.
Officials said today that the work “will continue and will remain a top priority”. /Top channel