NUR-SULTAN, August 16. /TASS/. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani is not in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov told TASS on Monday.
"Ghani is not in Kazakhstan," he said, when asked if the Afghan president might be in Kazakhstan.
On August 15, the Kazakh foreign ministry spokesman told TASS that there were no Kazakh nationals in Afghanistan apart from members of the country’s diplomatic mission. He added that the Kazakh embassy would continue to operate in the Afghan capital with fewer staff.
Members of the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) entered Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Sunday, meeting no resistance, and started to take control of government buildings and police stations abandoned by government forces. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country. The Taliban announced later that they had gained control of all districts of the capital.