The European Union’s “first concern” remains protecting Afghans working for the EU assignment and part expresses, the Commission’s lead representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano said Tuesday.
Talking at a news gathering in Brussels, he said: “We are working seriously, this is the need right now for us […] to save individuals who are working for the EU appointment. The equivalent goes for the Member States. Their needs [are] their own residents, and guarantee the wellbeing of the nearby populace who were working for the political missions of individual Member States.
“So we are occupied with this. It is a continuous activity, it’s extremely intense and testing and exceptionally touchy activity, and obviously because of the security reasons and security contemplations we are not sharing any functional insights regarding numbers, whereabouts, the status, this is the main concern right now which is… as yet progressing.”
He would not delve into subtleties of timetables of departures, adding that EU Foreign Affairs boss Josep Borrell — who is meeting with the coalition’s unfamiliar pastors later on Tuesday — has been in contact with his NATO partners remembering US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for the issue.
Reacting to an inquiry on how Afghanistan will presently be grouped under Taliban rule – for instance as a protected, perilous or non-industrial nation — Stano said: “Conversations are occurring at the most significant levels” and “the survey of the relative multitude of strategies and appraisals is progressing considering the most recent advancements in the country.”
Inquired as to whether people showing up in the EU from Afghanistan in a “sporadic way” ought to be ousted, the Commission’s Rule of Law representative Christian Wigand said: “We are dealing with a complete way to deal with address the current emergency in Afghanistan.”
He proceeded: “Such a methodology should incorporate the need to give protected and lawful pathways to weak individuals while tending to dangers of sporadic movement and guaranteeing the administration of our boundaries. These components should be talked about at political level in the coming days.”