Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, upon arrival at an informal meeting of the EU foreign Ministers in Slovenia, said that the possible recognition of the radical Taliban movement by the international community as a legitimate representative in Afghanistan is possible only if certain conditions are met.
According to him, Afghanistan should not become an “incubator of international terrorism” and a “black hole of security policy”.
“Of course, this is one of the prerequisites that must be fulfilled so that we can even talk about the international recognition of the Taliban as the legitimate representative of Afghanistan,” the minister said.
On August 15, the Taliban announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. Resistance forces are deployed in the Panjshir Valley in north-eastern Afghanistan. This territory continues to be beyond the control of the Taliban — previously, the militants tried to storm Panjshir several times, but their offensives were repulsed without much difficulty.
Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he believes that diplomatic recognition of the Taliban in the West is possible, but for this, the movement must fulfill a number of conditions.