Von der Leyen, non-political operational contacts with the Taliban

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– BRUSSELS, AUGUST 21 – “I want to differentiate two aspects. We have operational contacts with the Taliban, because we have to discuss with them how to facilitate the arrival of people at the airport. But this is different and separate from political discussions. There are no political discussions with the Taliban and there is no recognition “. Thus the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at a press conference in Spain. (HANDLE).