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European Parliament Holds Meeting on the Situation in Afghanistan

© REUTERS / JOHANNA GERONEuropean Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend the EU Parliament plenary session in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2021
European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend the EU Parliament plenary session in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.09.2021
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The development comes a day after the US and its NATO allies withdrew from Afghanistan following almost 20 years of war with the Taliban*. The militant group seized control of the country on 15 August and is about to form a new government.
The European Parliament is holding a virtual meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. According to a statement posted on its website, the event will be attended by the Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan as well as the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The attendees are likely to discuss ways to establish a dialogue with the Taliban as well as ways to evacuate Europeans and Afghans from the war-stricken country. Despite painstaking efforts, which saw NATO countries airlift over 122,000 people out of Afghanistan, several hundred individuals still remain stranded in Afghanistan.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.
 
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