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MFA: EU foreign ministers to discuss situation in Afghanistan

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The EU foreign affairs ministers will hold an informal video conference on Tuesday 17 August. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will represent Finland at the meeting.

At the meeting, the EU foreign affairs ministers will discuss the development of the situation in Afghanistan in August 2021. Issues on the agenda include the political and humanitarian situation and consular matters.

In Finland’s view, the EU must continue its work to play an important role with regard to Afghanistan in areas including the humanitarian situation, human rights and the rights of women and girls. Many objectives related to Afghanistan, such as promoting human rights, remain the same. However, changes in the situation in Afghanistan mean that the EU must reassess its policies towards the country and the means to implement them.

Inquiries:
Otto Turtonen, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 514 5811
Matti Nissinen, European Correspondent, tel. +358 295 351 780

The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi

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