The EU foreign ministers called on the United
Nations to set up a new, truly representative transitional
government in Afghanistan. Britain, France and Germany put
forward their own proposals for the future of war-torn
Afghanistan, oppressed by the Taliban regime.
The EU called for a new government in Kabul but did not
endorse any of the Member States’ proposals for a
post-Taliban administration, trying to avoid the impression
of imposing a government from abroad. “The Afghani people
deserve a government which is truly representative and
which responds to their needs and aspirations. Such a
government will find a ready partner in the EU,” said the
ministers in a statement adopted in Luxembourg on 8
The EU declared its “full solidarity”
with the US and its “wholehearted support for the action
that is being taken in self-defence and in conformity with
the UN Charter and the UNSCR 1368”.
The EU stressed that a humanitarian
crisis must be avoided in Afghanistan. The EU and its
Member States have already decided to make available 316
million euros to the Afghanis.
The EU has also decided to strengthen
its relations with Pakistan, Iran, India and Central Asian
countries in order to stabilise the region.