The European Union will open the consulate in Kabul. Even if officially it is not, it appears as the first step to start that institutional dialogue with the new Taliban government that Giuseppe Conte has been asking for some time in Italy, and that practically everyone has been conducting for some time. The plan is to accept the new executive only if rights are respected and the nation does not become a terrorist base.
Afghanistan: Borrell, presence is not a step towards recognition
“The coordinated presence in Kabul through an EU team is not a first step for the recognition” of the Taliban government. This was stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, at the end of the meeting of EU foreign ministers. “It is the first tactical thing to do if we want to have contact with the new government to discuss how to evacuate the hundreds or thousands of people who would like to be evacuated, people who have worked with us or who have worked for the construction of an Afghan state. free and democratic. We are strongly committed to taking them out but this is not possible without talking to the Taliban “, explained the head of European diplomacy. “It is much easier to talk to someone who is in the same city than by videoconference. And if it is not possible to stay safe in Kabul, we will stay in Doha”, he added. “We will coordinate the work of all Member States, which will not reopen embassies tomorrow, we will not reopen our delegation with its boss tomorrow but we can have an office with people whose primary objective is the evacuation of these people”, he concluded. Borrell.