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EU to establish Kabul ‘presence’ if security allows: top diplomat

"We have decided to work in a coordinated manner to coordinate our contacts with the Talibans," says Josep Borrell

By AFP
September 03, 2021
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

EU countries agreed to re-establish a joint presence in Kabul if security allows to deal with the Taliban on ensuring safe passage departures, the bloc’s top diplomat said Friday.

"We have decided to work in a coordinated manner to coordinate our contacts with the Talibans -- including through a joint European Union presence in Kabul... if the security conditions are met," foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Friday after a meeting of EU foreign ministers.