Earlier, relatives and some US politicians in a gathering called for the release of American citizen Ryan Corbett from detention in Afghanistan.
The deputy spokesperson for the US State Department, Vedant Patel, said that “work” is ongoing by the US special envoy of hostage affairs regarding American citizens.
In a press briefing was asked what is the US “doing to release hostages taken by the Taliban and deter Taliban from this action?”, Patel said: “We have no greater priority than the safety and security of American citizens, especially those who are wrongfully detained and held hostage. And so that work continues to be ongoing through our special envoy for hostage affairs, as well as other work throughout the interagency.”
“But I want to take this opportunity to remind people tuning in that, again, our Travel Advisory for Afghanistan continues to be at Level 4, which is Do Not Travel. Those travel advisories are important, they are serious, and Americans should review them before they travel to any particular destination around the planet,” he said.
The Islamic Emirate has not yet commented on it but earlier, its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the foreign nationals detained by the Islamic Emirate are in good health.
Earlier, relatives and some US politicians in a gathering called for the release of American citizen Ryan Corbett from detention in Afghanistan. Ryan was detained on 10 August 2022 after he returned to Afghanistan.
The political analysts meanwhile urged the Islamic Emirate to provide proper peace and security in the country in a bid to earn trust of the international community.
“It is necessary for the interim government of Afghanistan to take necessary steps to provide peace, stability and security of the people of Afghanistan, particularly the foreigners inside Afghanistan,” said Najib Rahman Shamal, a political analyst.
“This can have a negative impact on the tourists and many tourists will avoid traveling to Afghanistan because their foreign ministries warned them terrorists’ presence there [Afghanistan],” said Wahid Faqiri, international relations’ analyst.
Earlier, the UK Foreign Office also advised the British citizens to refrain from traveling to Afghanistan.