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Afghanistan: Statement by the Spokesperson on the appointment by the Taliban of a de facto interim government

09.09.2021
Brussels

The EU expresses its concerns following the appointment of an interim government by the Taliban on 7 September. Its composition does not live up to the Taliban’s declared promises on the need for an inclusive government reflecting the political, religious and ethnic diversity in Afghanistan.

An inclusive and representative government is a key element for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan. It is also an essential benchmark for EU engagement. 

The EU, therefore, expects such inclusivity and representation in the future composition of the Government.

Nabila Massrali
Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Xavier Cifre Quatresols
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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