The EU presence in Kabul will depend on the security situation and the conditions under which European foreign ministers are in talks with the Taliban after taking power in Afghanistan.
This was stated by the representative of the European Commission Nabila Masrali during the regular briefing of journalists by the Commission in Brussels on the situation in Afghanistan.
Regarding the timing of a European presence in Kabul, the Commission spokeswoman replied that the EU was currently waiting to assess the situation with the new Afghan government, saying that “it is too early to speculate on the timing”.
He recalled that EU High Representative Josep Borrell, in a press conference after the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Slovenia, cited five criteria according to which the behavior of the new Afghan government will be judged.
“The Taliban regime will be judged on the basis of deeds, not promises,” she said.
It is recalled that the EU expects from the new Afghan regime to commit itself that Afghanistan will no longer be a base for the export of international terrorists, that it will respect human rights and especially the rights of women, that it will commit itself to forming a representative transitional government, that it will allow access to humanitarian aid and finally that it will allow the removal of foreign nationals and Afghan collaborators from endangered countries.