EU stands for dialogue with Taliban government, - Borrell

Source : 112 Ukraine

The crisis in Aghanistan is not over yet, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said
11:40, 15 September 2021

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell

The EU endorses the dialogue with the government of Afghanistan that was shaped by the Taliban as they came to power. The crisis in that country is not over yet, said Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 

'If we want to have some sort of influence on what's going on, we have nothing else but to contact the Taliban", he said as quoted by DW.

The offiial marked that Brussels intends to carry on with the humanitarian assitance for the people of Afghanistan, and also to watch the way how the new government rules the country. The EU is especially concerned about protection of human rights and the right for education for women and children.

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He also added that the European Union needs to be ready for the wave of refugees from Afghanistan as long as the Taliban let all those willing to leave do so. On the other hand, the EU does not expect just as powerful inflow as it was in 2015, when a lot of people fled Syria.

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