Britain will not recognize the Taliban as the new government in Kabul. The European Union (EU) has given approval for conditional talks with the Taliban. On the other hand, the leaders of Germany have started talks with the people of the Taliban. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Friday that he did not want to see Afghanistan’s social and economic fabric break down. He said that without the cooperation of the Taliban, arrangements for the evacuation of 15,000 people could not be done.
Dominic Raab further said that our stand will be that we will not recognize the Taliban, but relief works will be carried out by talking directly to them. European Union foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell said he would approach the Taliban on “strong terms” but that does not mean he would recognize the new Afghan government. To support the Afghan population, it is necessary to contact the current government there.
Similarly, Germany’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Marks Putzel, has met Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai, the head of the Taliban’s political office. The two discussed the latest situation in Afghanistan and discussed the reopening of Kabul airport for humanitarian assistance from Germany.