The European Union (EU) has said it will only cooperate with the Taliban if fundamental human rights are being respected, including those of women.
This was made known by the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell who added that the Taliban must prevent the use of Afghanistan’s territory by terrorists.
Borrell outlined the EU’s stance in a statement after an emergency meeting of European Union foreign ministers to discuss the Taliban’s quick seizure of the Afghan capital Kabul.
“I haven’t said that we are going to recognise the Taliban. I just said that we have to talk with them for everything, even to try to protect women and girls. Even for that, you have to get in touch with them,” Borrell told a news conference.