Doha, 18 February 2022 (TDI): Taliban held talks with European Union representatives in Doha. Taliban delegation arrived in Doha under the supervision of the acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan.
During the meeting, Taliban delegates reassured the EU envoys that the new ruling government of Afghanistan is committed to upholding the legitimate rights of the society.
EU demands in Afghanistan
The EU representatives called the current educational process in Afghanistan promising, and reminded of the allocation of USD 11 million in this sector, saying that given the situation, the EU wants to increase humanitarian, educational, and health assistance in Afghanistan.
Responding to the EU representatives’ concerns, the Taliban also reassured them that they were committed to the legitimate rights of the society. The professional staff was being recruited.
Mistreatment of officials from the previous administration was propaganda, and the Afghans living abroad were returning home where their skills are utilized for the development of the country.
Foreign Aids and Frozen Assets
A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and the international sanctions on the Taliban have plunged the country, already suffering from high poverty levels, into a full-blown economic crisis. Taliban are hopeful that this meeting will help to release their frozen assets in foreign states.
This meeting which was held in Doha, Qatar will also try to make sure that the foreign states will accept the government and recognize the new government in Afghanistan. Till now, no state in the world recognizes the de-facto Taliban government in Afghanistan.
Many table talks have been held at different times in Doha. But there is no result found for the present government of Afghanistan. The reason behind this is that the European Union demands human rights, women’s rights, children, and the right to education.