Some Member States have announced operations to evacuate their displaced nationals to the country
The foreign ministers of the European Union meet this Tuesday urgently to address the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban have taken control of the country after their brilliant advance in the last two weeks and the taking of Kabul this Sunday .
The meeting has been announced by the High Representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the EU, Josep Borrell, in a message that he has shared on the social network Twitter and in which he has specified that the Twenty-seven will make a “first evaluation” of the situation, without providing further details.
“Following the latest events in Afghanistan and after intensive contacts with partners in recent days and hours, I have decided to convene an extraordinary video conference of the European Foreign Ministers tomorrow afternoon for a first assessment,” he wrote.
The head of European diplomacy also stressed that the Asian country is “at a crossroads”, as well as that the safety and well-being of its citizens and international security are “at stake.”
The virtual meeting of the European foreign ministers will take place just two days after the Taliban arrived in Kabul, which has caused the flight of the country of the president, Ashraf Ghani, and and the fall ‘de facto’ of the current government.
In this context, some Member States have announced operations to evacuate their displaced nationals to Afghanistan, such as Germany and France. Spain, for its part, has announced the dispatch of two planes to Dubai to repatriate Spaniards and Afghan translators.