UK, EU to cooperate with Taliban, but no decision on diplomatic recognition

Islamabad: – ‘We will support the regime in this country to help the Afghan people. But that doesn’t mean that we are recognising the Taliban. This is only a limited provision,’ said the European Union. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who is visiting Pakistan, also indicated that current cooperation with the Taliban government would be limited.  


The international community has cut off aid and funding to Afghanistan since the Taliban took control of Kabul. It is claimed to have a direct effect on the Afghan people. A few hours ago, a senior UN official warned that there would be enough food for the people of Afghanistan only for a month. It is also clear that the Taliban do not have enough funds to run Afghanistan.  

Against this backdrop, the European Union‘s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab made it clear that they would have to cooperate with the Taliban regime. The two leaders made it clear that the cooperation was for the Afghan people and did not mean endorsing the Taliban regime. Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi had demanded that the world accept the Taliban regime. The British Foreign Secretary made his country’s position clear in the presence of Qureshi. 

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