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Since taking control of Afghanistan as US-led forces withdrew, the Taliban have said they want peace. ― Taliban handout via Reuters
Since taking control of Afghanistan as US-led forces withdrew, the Taliban have said they want peace. ― Taliban handout via Reuters

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VILNIUS, Aug 18 —The European Union has a responsibility to accept Afghan refugees and cannot leave people who worked for the bloc in Afghanistan to “face revenge”, European Parliament President David Sassoli said today.

He said refugees arriving from Afghanistan, which is now in the hands of the Taliban, should be distributed evenly among EU member states.

Since taking control of Afghanistan as US-led forces withdrew, the Taliban have said they want peace, will not take revenge against old enemies and will respect the rights of women within the framework of Islamic law.

But many Afghans are sceptical of those promises and thousands are desperate to leave, including a large number who helped US-led foreign forces over two decades.

“We must protect those who worked and cooperated with us, we cannot allow them to be left to face revenge”, Sassoli, an Italian, told reporters during a visit to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.

“We have a responsibility. I think that European Commission can authorise even distribution of them among the member states to keep a parity, and this can be done quickly.”

More than 2,200 diplomats and other civilians have been evacuated from Afghanistan on military flights, a Western security official told Reuters on Wednesday. The official did not say how many Afghans were among those who have left. — Reuters

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