France and a number of other EU countries are working on opening up a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan without recognizing the Taliban movement as official authorities, Report informs citing TASS that French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters.

“We are thinking of an organization between several European countries… a common location for several Europeans, which would allow our ambassadors to be present,” Reuters quoted Macron as saying.

“This is a different demarche than a political recognition or political dialogue with the Taliban… we will have a representation as soon as we can open,” the French leader said before leaving Doha (Qatar) for Saudi Arabia.