The joint statement of 25 European Union member states and more than 40 other countries calls for ‘the safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country’ amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles is among the statement’s signatories who called for the protection of human life and the restoration of civil order.
Human life needs to be protected and security and civil order restored. Afghans deserve to live in safety, security and dignity.— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) August 16, 2021
International community supports and calls on all parties to facilitate safe departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country. https://t.co/biHeBZqYTY
The joint statement reads that for the departure of Afghans and international citizens the ‘roads, airports and border crossing must remain open, and calm must be maintained.’
The Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. We in the international community stand ready to assist them,” says the statement.
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Tamar Beruchashvili has tweeted:
#Georgia ????????joints the joint statement on #Afghanistan ????????by @JosepBorrellF,25???????? Member States & more than 40 other countries: "The Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security & dignity. We in the international community stand ready to assist them.”https://t.co/oWHj7s4d3h— Tamar Beruchashvili - თამარ ბერუჩაშვილი (@tberuch) August 17, 2021
The Georgian government in coordination with the Georgian Foreign Ministry is working to ensure the safe return of 23 Georgian citizens from Afghanistan.
The Taliban entered the capital of Afghanistan Kabul several days ago and occupied the presidential palace.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country before the Taliban’s declaration of its victory.