Josep Borrell:
Josep Borrell

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has said that the EU will have to increase cooperation with the neighboring countries to resolve Afghanistan-related issues.

Iran PressEurope: Josep Borrell said that the bloc should provide financial assistance to the countries neighbouring Afghanistan to help them manage Afghan refugees.

The EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell expressed these views in an interview published by Italy's Corriere Della Sera newspaper.

"We will have to increase cooperation with the neighbouring countries to resolve issues related to Afghanistan. We must help them with the first refugee wave," Borrell told the newspaper.

"Afghans fleeing the country are not going to reach Rome in the first place, but maybe in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent. We need to help those countries that will be on the front line."

Asked if they would receive European financial assistance to hosting Afghan refugees, he said: "The absorption capacity of Europe has its limits and nothing can be done without strong cooperation."


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