EU held meeting focusing on Afghanistan

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Special representatives of the European Union in Central Asia held a meeting in Brussels on Friday, about the humanitarian crisis, the human rights situation and the ban on work and education of women and girls in Afghanistan.

Terhi Hakala, the representative of the European Union for Central Asia, wrote on his Twitter that “Afghanistan is still on the agenda of the European Union”.

She added that EU-Central Asia Special Reps. and Envoys meeting today in Brussels to look into possibilities to move the situation into positive direction concerning dire humanitarian crisis, ban on women and girl education, human rights situation.

Thomas Nicholson, the EU’s special representative for Afghanistan, was also present in this meeting.

Meanwhile, the representative of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Afghanistan says that the harsh winter is one of the reasons why the Taliban government should cooperate with the world and allow non-governmental organizations access to people in need.

This agency said in a tweet, “More than 70 people, including children, have died due to the cold weather (in Afghanistan). This cold wave has been unprecedented for more than a decade. Whether in summer or winter, Afghanistan is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.”

The European Union is one of the biggest sources of support for humanitarian affairs and human rights in Afghanistan.—Aghanistan times