European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, on Saturday, that the European Union has not recognized the Taliban, nor is it holding political talks with terrorists, a week after they took control of Afghanistan.
The Taliban completed their lightning occupation of Afghanistan on Sunday, heading to the capital, Kabul, without firing a single shot.
The head of the European Union’s Executive Committee spoke after visiting a reception center in Madrid for Afghan workers from European Union institutions who had moved from Kabul.
Von der Leyen said she would propose an increase of 57 million euros ($67 million) in humanitarian aid allocated by UNHCR this year to Afghanistan.
He said that the development assistance provided by the European Union was linked to respect for human rights, good treatment of minorities and respect for the rights of women and girls.
“We may hear the Taliban’s words, but we will measure it first of all by their actions and their actions,” von der Leyen told a news conference.
He said the UNHCR is ready to provide funding to EU countries helping to resettle refugees, and that it intends to raise the issue of resettlement at the G7 meeting next week.
After a peak in 2015 when more than a million migrants came to the EU, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the EU has reduced the number of arrivals, thanks to a deal with Turkey receiving EU funding to host asylum seekers in its country. Area. .