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EU has no different choice however to have interaction with Taliban, says high diplomat

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The European Union has no other option but to engage with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan if it wants to influence events in the country, said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday.However, Borrell underlined at a European Parliament plenary session debate in the French city of Strasbourg that engagement does not mean recognition, Xinhua reported.Describing the summer’s events in Afghanistan as “a tragedy,” he insisted that engagement is a priority for the EU to continue protecting as many people as possible.”To have any chance of influencing events, we have no other option but to engage with the Taliban. Engagement does not mean recognition. No, engaging means talking, discussing, and agreeing — when possible,” he said.Regarding the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, Borrell said it was “dramatic”, adding the European Commission has quadrupled its aid from 50 to 200 million euros.Recently, the European Union said that it will continue to coordinate with the UN and .

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