BRUSSELS: A top European Union (EU) diplomat Tuesday stated the bloc has no option but to talk to Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers and Brussels will strive to coordinate with member governments to organise a diplomatic presence in Kabul, reported a British wore service.
“The Afghan disaster is just not over,” EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell instructed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “To have any probability of influencing occasions, we have now no different option but to interact with the Taliban.”
EU international ministers have set circumstances for re-establishing humanitarian help and diplomatic ties with the Taliban, who took management of Afghanistan on August 15, together with respect for human rights, notably ladies’s rights.
“Possibly it’s a pure oxymoron to talk about human rights but that is what we have now to ask them,” he stated.
Borrell instructed EU lawmakers that the bloc ought to be ready to see Afghans making an attempt to attain Europe if the Taliban enable folks to depart, 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 funds of 300 million euros ($355 million) each this yr and subsequent to pave the best way for resettlement of round 30,000 Afghans.