The European Union announced that it is working at securing the safety of EU personnel in Afghanistan against potential retaliation by the Taliban forces which have taken over the country following their victory against government forces.
In its announcement yesterday, the EU said that the Taliban’s arrival in Kabul “has made safety and security of its Afghan staff a priority after concerns of possible retaliation by the Taliban.
“The situation is very urgent, we take it very seriously and we continue to work together, with the EU Member States, to find quick solutions for them (the Afghan staff) and for their safety. We are in close contact with the “Member States to maximize the potential for our local staff and dependents to move to safety,” said an EU spokesman.
“We understand that negotiations are under way on a transitional government and we will react accordingly,” said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union, adding that “even more massacres and casualties must be avoided.”
European countries with a presence in Afghanistan along with the United States continue to evacuate their citizens and local staff.