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MEPs to assess the latest developments in Afghanistan

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op dinsdag 31 augustus 2021.

On Wednesday, following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, MEPs will discuss the situation on the ground in the country.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan will hear from Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, who will present an assessment of the latest developments in Afghanistan. European Commission representatives are also expected to address MEPs.

Afghanistan has been rocked by deadly violence and a brutal terror attack against Kabul airport over the past few days, in the midst of U.S. and international troops evacuating from the country by 31 August.

You can follow the meeting live here. (01.09.2021)

WHEN: Wednesday 1 September, 17.45 - 18.45 CEST.

WHERE: Room 3C50 in the European Parliament’s SPAAK building in Brussels and remote participation. Here is the full meeting agenda.

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