EU Presidency Statement on the attack in Kabul
The Presidency of the European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms today's attack in Kabul, which claimed many lives. Among the victims are many Afghan police officers who played their part in helping to establish stability and security in Afghanistan. Within the context of the assistance to build a new Afghan police force, they cooperated closely and in a spirit of trust with the European police experts seconded to Afghanistan.
The Presidency of the European Union conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes those who have been injured a rapid and complete recovery.
This attack does nothing to diminish our determination to maintain our support for the construction of the Afghan police force. The European Union is thus also taking a clear stand against the criminal elements responsible for this cowardly act.