Kabul: The first civilian flight in 20 years has landed at an airfield in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, the governor’s office announced.
On November 20, the provincial authorities said that the airfield in Jalalabad is ready to receive domestic and international flights, as all technical and security issues were resolved.
The Jalalabad Airport had served as a military base for US troops in the last 20 years and was not allowed to operate civilian flights.
“The first civilian flight to the Nangarhar airfield was made after a 20-year hiatus… A plane with humanitarian aid arrived from Iran,” the statement said.
On November 22, Iranian special representatives for Afghanistan arrived in Kabul to hold meetings with officials of the interim Afghan government appointed by the Taliban (under UN sanctions for terrorism).