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EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell delivers a speech on the scenario in Afghanistan throughout a plenary session on the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 14, 2021. — Reuters
  • Brussels plans to coordinate with member governments to organise a diplomatic presence in Kabul.
  • Borrell tells EU lawmakers that the bloc must be ready to see Afghans making an attempt to succeed in Europe “if the Taliban enable individuals to go away.”
  • The European Fee plans to safe funding from EU govts to pave the way in which for the resettlement of Afghans.

BRUSSELS: A high European Union (EU) diplomat Tuesday stated the bloc has no choice however to speak to Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers and Brussels will attempt to coordinate with member governments to organise a diplomatic presence in Kabul.

“The Afghan disaster will not be over,” EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell instructed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “To have any probability of influencing occasions, we’ve got no different choice however to interact with the Taliban.”

EU international ministers have set circumstances for re-establishing humanitarian support and diplomatic ties with the Taliban, who took management of Afghanistan on August 15, together with respect for human rights, notably ladies’s rights.

“Perhaps it’s a pure oxymoron to speak about human rights however that is what we’ve got to ask them,” he stated.

Borrell instructed EU lawmakers that the bloc must be ready to see Afghans making an attempt to succeed in Europe if the Taliban enable individuals to go away, though he stated he didn’t anticipate migration flows to be as excessive as in 2015 attributable to Syria’s civil warfare.

The European Fee plans to safe funding from EU governments and the widespread finances of 300 million euros ($355 million) each this 12 months and subsequent to pave the way in which for resettlement of round 30,000 Afghans.

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