EU says no recognition of Taliban, no political talks


BRUSSELS:

The European Union has not recognised the Taliban, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated on Saturday, neither is it holding political talks with the militants, per week after they seized management of Afghanistan.

The Taliban accomplished a lightning takeover of Afghanistan on Sunday, strolling into the capital Kabul with out firing a shot.

The head of the EU govt spoke after visiting a reception centre in Madrid for Afghan workers of EU establishments evacuated from Kabul.

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Von der Leyen stated she would suggest a rise within the 57 million Euros ($67 million) in humanitarian support which the Commission had allotted this yr for Afghanistan.

She stated EU growth support is tied to respect of human rights, good therapy of minorities and respect for the rights of girls and ladies.

“We may well hear the Taliban’s words but we will measure them above all by their deeds and actions,” von der Leyen instructed a information convention.

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She stated the Commission was prepared to supply funding to EU international locations which assist resettle refugees, and he or she deliberate to lift the resettlement situation at a G7 assembly subsequent week.

After a peak in 2015 when a couple of million migrants got here to the EU, largely from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the EU has lower the variety of arrivals because of a take care of Turkey which receives EU funds to host asylum seekers in its territory.

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