When The Taliban took control of AfghanistanCentral leaders share their concerns about the future of this Central Asian country. Afghanistan should never again become a haven for terrorismEmmanuel Macron responded on Monday, August 16, during a televised speech after the Security Council dedicated to the Taliban seizing power in Kabul. It is a role for international peace and stability, a common enemy, against terrorism and those who support it; In this regard, we will do everything we can to effectively cooperate with Russia, the United States and Europe, because our interests are one. “
The head of state added that he would like to make a European initiative aimed at “Opposite Look” And “Protect from Significant Irregular Migration Flows” who “All kinds of food smuggling”, Calls “Coordinating efforts, integrating security criteria and establishing cooperation with transport countries such as Pakistan, Turkey or Iran”.
Emmanuel Macron also announced “Duty and Dignity” People from France “Protect” The Afghans are aided and abetted by the Taliban coming to power “Translators, drivers, cooks and so on. About 800 people are already on French soil. Dozens of people are still there. (…) We are fully mobilized for that. ”
He confirmed it “Two Army Aircraft and Our Special Forces” Will come “In the next few hours” At the Kabul airport these people and the French are still in the capital of Afghanistan and who cares “Everyone must leave the country”.
France will “Maximum to protect individuals [afghanes] Defenders of Human Rights – Journalists, Artists …, and all those who have committed to these values, we continue to defend around the world. “The Minister of the Armed Forces had earlier stated, Florence Barley, in Franின்பois.
On Monday morning, France began the evacuation of its last nationals, including diplomats, aid workers and journalists, to the French Al Dhafra air base in Abu Dhabi.
The Security Council calls for an end to violence and for the fight against terrorism
After a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United Nations Security Council also stressed “The importance of the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan is that the territory of Afghanistan is not used to threaten or attack any country, nor does the Taliban or any other Afghan group or individual support terrorists operating in another territory.”. Demands collective declaration “A new united and representative government, especially through the full, complete and meaningful participation of women, through broad negotiations for an immediate end to all war.”.
On Monday afternoon, Emanuel Macron spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to determine a common position.
Ahead of the French president’s speech, the German president told a news conference in Berlin that he regretted that Western intervention in Afghanistan was not like that. “Beneficial” Than expected. And specify: “Given that Al Qaeda can no longer carry out attacks against the United States from Afghanistan, as it did on September 11, 2001, but after that (…) Not done as we expected. ” The Chancellor had previously spoken to his party executives about the reasons “Domestic Policy” For US withdrawal.
For his part, former German Foreign Minister Joshka Fischer also crushed the US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan at a time when North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) troops were stationed. “A mistake”, According to him. “We see the consequences today”, He lamented. Bitterness is high in Germany because it is the second country in the last twenty years to deploy about 150,000 troops to Afghanistan, behind the United States.
Faced with these unprecedented waves of criticism after the US election in November, US President Joe Biden remained silent after the capture of the Taliban. He was scheduled to speak at the much-anticipated speech at 9.45pm on Monday. On August 10, Mr Biden said he had not promised “Not sorry” Decision to withdraw the last American soldiers from the country on August 31st.
A meeting between European ministers is scheduled
For his part, Boris Johnson invited the G7 leaders to a virtual meeting on Monday evening. “Next” Days, insists “The need of the international community (…) Follow an integrated approach to Afghanistan, both in recognizing any future government and working to prevent a humanitarian crisis..
During a video conferencing meeting, Joseph Borel, the head of European Union (EU) diplomacy, announced that European foreign ministers were scheduled to meet on Tuesday. On Twitter on Monday. Afghanistan is at a crossroads. The safety and well-being of its citizens and international security are at stake, He added. According to diplomats, EU officials have called on 27 governments to issue visas to about 500 or 600 Afghan nationals and their families who have worked for EU representation in Afghanistan. The EU executive has no authority to issue visas.
Several diplomatic sources said on Monday afternoon that member states had already pledged to issue adequate visas to commission staff – including Afghan nationals – and their families. When the Kabul airport was the scene of total chaos on Monday, the current challenge was to get them out of the country, as thousands of Afghans gathered there to search for the plane.
Twenty years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was ousted by a US-led coalition for refusing to surrender, the radical Islamist movement is poised to return to power. The Taliban launched their offensive in May, ten days after foreign forces, especially US forces, finally began to withdraw. Brought almost the whole country under his control. The total defeat of the Afghan security forces was hundreds of billions of dollars funded by the United States over a period of twenty years.