Following latest developments in #Afghanistan, and after intense contacts with partners in the past days and hours, I decided to convene an extraordinary VTC of EU Foreign Ministers #FAC tomorrow afternoon for a first assessment.— Josep Borrell Fontelles @JosepBorrellF August 16, 2021
According to the official, the safety and welfare of Afghan citizens and international security are in danger.
On Sunday, Taliban movement fighters captured Afghanistan; president Ashraf Ghani left the country "to avoid bloodshed", as he put it. Hundreds of thousand of citizens decided to flee the country. However, the Talibs took control over the state border, and the only way to leave Afghanistan is Kabul airport. People in panic are trying to board the first plane they can catch.