There is no rush to recognize or establish formal relations with the Taliban: the EU

“We need to communicate with the Taliban, we need to influence the Taliban, we need to leverage existing leverage, but we are in no hurry to recognize this new lineup or establish formal relations,” Sputnik quoted Wiegand. Joint sitting of European Parliament committees with the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan.

Earlier, Wiegand said the EU operation in Afghanistan has evacuated 520 members and Afghan support personnel, including family members, from Kabul.

He further noted that the EU operation in Afghanistan will continue its work in Brussels. They will return to Afghanistan when the situation allows, Sputnik reports.

Meanwhile, U.S. troops left Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, marking the end of a chaotic and messy exit from America’s longest war.

Earlier today, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III said the United States has evacuated about 6,000 U.S. citizens and a total of more than 124,000 civilians from Afghanistan.

Austin also honors those who died during the war in Afghanistan. “Our forces risked their lives to save the lives of others, and 13 of our best paid the final price,” he said.

Source: ANI

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