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By Sabine Siebold and John Chalmers
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU will solely cooperate with the Afghan authorities following the Taliban’s return to energy if it respects basic rights, together with these of girls, and prevents using Afghanistan’s territory by terrorists, the bloc’s international coverage chief mentioned on Tuesday.
Josep Borrell outlined the EU’s stance in a press release after an emergency assembly of European Union international ministers to debate the Taliban’s fast seizure https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/evacuation-flights-resume-kabul-airport-biden-defends-us-withdrawal-2021-08-17 of the Afghan capital Kabul.
He mentioned that to deal with “the worsening humanitarian state of affairs in Afghanistan”, the EU would proceed to supply help to the Afghan individuals.
“Cooperation with any future Afghan authorities will probably be conditioned on a peaceable and inclusive settlement and respect for the basic rights of all Afghans, together with ladies, youth and individuals belonging to minorities, in addition to respect for Afghanistan’s worldwide obligations, dedication to the battle in opposition to corruption and stopping using Afghanistan’s territory by terrorist organisations,” the assertion mentioned.
Borrell referred to as on all actors to permit secure and unhindered entry for humanitarian help to Afghan ladies, males and youngsters in want, together with to the massive variety of internally displaced individuals.
“The EU calls on the Taliban to respect their obligations below worldwide humanitarian legislation in all circumstances. The EU may also assist Afghanistan’s neighbours in dealing with unfavourable spill overs, that are to be anticipated from an growing circulate of refugees and migrants,” he added.
Borrell mentioned the EU’s precedence is to evacuate EU workers and Afghan helpers from Kabul.
“We now have to get in contact with authorities in Kabul … the Taliban have gained the warfare, so we must speak to them,” he advised a information convention after the assembly.
Beginning a dialogue quickly was needed to stop a possible migratory catastrophe and a humanitarian disaster, Borrell mentioned.
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