EU Calls on Taliban for total and irreversible ceasefire

EU threatens non-recognition and no support if power is taken by force EU threatens non-recognition and no assistance if power is taken by force

The European Union (EU appealed today, Friday, August 13 to the Taliban for a “complete and permanent” ceasefire in Afghanistan and cautioned of the threat of seclusion and instability in the nation if an Islamic emirate is by force re-established.

“The EU calls on the Taliban to immediately resume substantive, regular, and structured talks and also calls for an immediate end to the ongoing violence and a complete and permanent ceasefire,” stated High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell, in a declaration.

The EU “condemns the growing violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, particularly in Taliban-controlled areas and cities,” he stated.

Borrell cautioned the Taliban that “if power is taken by force and an Islamic emirate is re-established,” they will deal with “non-recognition, isolation, lack of international support and the prospect of continued conflict and prolonged instability” in Afghanistan.

The EU High Representative stated that “the Taliban’s current military offensive is in direct contradiction to their declared commitment to a negotiated solution to the conflict and the Doha peace process”.

The Islamic extremist motion released the existing offensive in May, with the start of the last withdrawal of United States and foreign soldiers, which is anticipated to be finished by 31 August.

In about a week, the Taliban took control of almost half of the 34 provincial capitals, consisting of Kandahar (south, the nation’s second-largest city.

The likewise Vice President of the European Commission stated that the continued attacks by the Taliban “are causing unacceptable suffering to Afghan citizens and are increasing the number of internally displaced persons and those who leave Afghanistan in search of safety”.

“We encourage the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to resolve political differences, increase representation from all stakeholders and engage with the Taliban from a united perspective,” he stated.

Borrel likewise stated that the EU plans to continue supporting Afghanistan, however has actually made that assistance conditional on a “peaceful and inclusive resolution and respect for the fundamental rights of all Afghans”.

“It is essential that the significant gains made by women and girls over the past two decades are preserved, including with regard to access to education,” he included.

Following the Taliban offensive, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States chose to send out military contingents to guarantee the evacuation of their embassies in Kabul.

In Canberra, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated today that his nation is urgently dealing with the United States to get rid of the last Afghans who have actually assisted Australian soldiers and diplomats in Afghanistan out of Afghanistan.

Australia closed its embassy in Kabul in May and withdrew the last of its soldiers in June.

The Taliban led Afghanistan in between 1996 and 2001, enforcing their stringent variation of Islamic law.

In 2001, they were assaulted by a US-led worldwide union attempting to catch Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks.

EU Calls on Taliban for total and irreversible ceasefire