Afghanistan - Q&A from the press briefing (8 September 2021)


Q: What is your assessment of the government presented by the Taliban on Tuesday? Do you still expect signs of an opening? Do you believe it is capable of fulfilling the conditions for dialogue set forth by the EU?

A:Yesterday the Taliban announced the composition of part of Afghanistan’s interim government.

The international community’s demands, repeatedly reiterated by France, are extremely clear: the safe, unhindered departure of those who wish to leave Afghanistan; free access to humanitarian aid; the total severing of relations with terrorist organizations; respect for human rights, especially women’s rights; and the establishment of a transitional government within the framework of the Doha negotiations.

We can only note that these demands have not been met. Their actions do not match their words.