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Afghanistan: Speaking with the Taliban, Does Recognizing Them?

2021-10-15T19:45:35.856Z

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - Representatives of the European Union spoke with the Taliban in Doha. Diplomats deny recognition of the Islamist government. Two experts debate.



By Pauline Hofmann

(Le Soir)

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Is it possible to talk to a government that harms women and violates their rights?

A European Union special envoy for Afghanistan, along with US officials, met Taliban diplomats in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.

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This is an informal exchange at a technical level

", specifies Nabila Massrali, spokesperson for the European External Action Service.

This does not constitute recognition of the 'interim government'.

"

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Since the fall of the previous Afghan regime in mid-August, the chanceries of European countries, as well as the EU High Representative Josep Borrell, have expressed their reluctance to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate representative of the Afghan people.

We need to get in touch with the authorities in Kabul, whoever they are.

The Taliban won the war, so we will have to discuss with them,

”the High Representative admitted in mid-August.

"

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Source: lefigaro

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