Le Bled Parle News announces that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has announced that his country denies relations against the Taliban government.
On Saturday, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declared The Taliban are lying, and France will not have any association with its newly-formed government. Le Drian told the public about this before going for talks in Qatar on Sunday to address planned departures from Afghanistan.
Le Drian said on France 5 TV. "They said they would let some foreigners and Afghans leave freely and [talked] of an inclusive and representative government, but they are lying; France refuses to recognise or have any relationship with this government. We want actions from the Taliban, and they will need some economic breathing space and international relations. It's up to them."
Paris has relocated about 3,000 people and has held technical talks with the Taliban to facilitate those leaving.
Le Drian, going to the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday, stated there were still a few French citizens and a few Afghans with relations to France residing in Afghanistan.