EU says it has no choice but to talk to the Taliban


EU Foreign Policy Officer Josep Borrell will give a speech on the situation in Afghanistan at the plenary session of the European Parliament on September 14, 2021 in Strasbourg, France. (Pool via Julian Warnando / Reuters)

Brussels — The European Union has no choice but to talk to the new Tullivan ruler in Afghanistan, and Brussels will seek to coordinate with member governments to organize a diplomatic presence in Kabul, the EU’s chief diplomat. Said on Tuesday.

“The crisis in Afghanistan is not over,” EU foreign policy director Josep Borrell told the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “There is no choice but to engage with the Taliban to have the potential to influence the event.”

The EU Foreign Minister has set conditions for rebuilding humanitarian aid and diplomatic relations with the Taliban terrorist group that ruled Afghanistan on August 15, including respect for human rights, especially women’s rights.

“Talking about human rights may be a pure oxymoron, but this is what we have to ask them,” he said.

Borrell did not expect the Syrian civil war to increase the flow of immigrants as much as 2015, but prepares to see Afghans trying to reach Europe if the Taliban allow people to leave. He told EU lawmakers that it was necessary.

The European Commission has funded the EU government and a common budget of € 300 million ($ 355 million) to pave the way for resettlement of about 30,000 Afghans, both this year and: We are planning to secure.

Robin Emot