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Macron hints at joint European mission

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL (Pajhwok): Several European countries are mulling over opening a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, says the French president.
However, Emmanuel Macron explained the move would not mean recognition of the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate.
Speaking to journalists in Doha on Saturday, he said: “We are thinking of an organisation between several European countries … a common location for several Europeans, which would allow our ambassadors to be present.”
“This is a different demarche than a political recognition or political dialogue with the Taliban … we will have a representation as soon as we can open,” Macron was quoted as saying by Al-Jazeera..
After talks with the Taliban last week,, the European Union hinted at opening a diplomatic mission in Kabul soon.
Macron commended Qatar’s role in assisting with evacuation efforts of European citizens out of Afghanistan.

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