Doha: Islamic Emirate, EU Talk Aid, Safety for Departing Afghans

  • Date of Publication : 28/11/2021 at 19:21 GMT
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The Islamic Emirate and EU delegates held a two-day meeting in Doha to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and particularly the way forward, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said.

The Islamic Emirate delegates led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and the EU delegates led by EU Special Representative for Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson discussed humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, health, security, and safe passage for people wishing to travel out of Afghanistan.

The EU delegation said they will continue providing support for the Afghan people and will have an office in Kabul for humanitarian efforts.

“The EU delegation expressed a willingness to continue assisting the Afghan people and informed (us) about (a) continued presence of an EU humanitarian office in Kabul providing humanitarian assistance,” Balkhi said.

The Islamic Emirate delegation said that security will be maintained and it called for political considerations to be separated from humanitarian support, and it stressed the need to move forward through cooperation rather than pressure, Balkhi said.

At the final stage of the two-day dialogue, a trilateral meeting was held between the EU, Islamic Emirate and Qatari officials and all sides agreed to continue such meetings, Balkhi said.

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