During a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Slovenia, Borrell noted new contacts with Taliban leaders and the possibility of extending their stay in the Asian country in favor of evacuation efforts.
European Union officials, during their meeting this week, pledged to support countries in the region in taking in refugees fleeing the Asian country after the rise of the Taliban army to power.
To evacuate the people we wish to receive, we need strict adherence to the governing forces in Afghanistan, Borrell said.
During a meeting of EU interior ministers the day before in this city, the EU representative indicated that the instability in that country should act as a catalyst for strengthening the defense capabilities of the regional machinery in crisis contexts.
How to face the new situation, as well as prepare for future scenarios of this magnitude, were the central axes of the meeting in Slovenia, the state holding the temporary presidency of the communal entity.
At that meeting, Slovenian Defense Minister Matej Tonin called for a new system that would allow EU troops to be sent to any crisis scenario if the majority of member states agreed, rather than the consensus required today for this.
Germany’s defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, called for more autonomy as Europeans that would allow them to act more independently.
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