The AFET committee oversees the implementation and monitors how the external action funds from the EU are spent around the world. Its approval is required for international agreements signed by the EU. In addition, the opening, monitoring and concluding of negotiations concerning the accession of European States to the Union falls under its responsibilities.
The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) contributes to the definition of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European security and defence policy (ESDP). The AFET will function as a Joint Crisis Committee (JCC) running in conjunction with President Ashraf Ghani's War Cabinet. On its own, it will be a Semi Crisis Committee with both formal debate and frequent crisis updates regarding the agenda. The committee would aim to solve the refugee crisis, mitigate the impact on the EU, and maintain the region's stability.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to this simulation of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).
Set in present-day 2021, this Committee aims to analyse the impact of the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan. Furthermore, the Committee would investigate the effect of the withdrawal on refugee safety while also maintaining the security of the European Continent.
The Afghan refugee crisis began in the late 1970s post the invasion of the Soviet Union. Ever since then, the crisis has only grown. During the period where United States forces were present in the region, the number of refugees fleeing to European states rose exponentially. In this simulation, we expect the delegates to provide solutions to what the European Parliament can do to mitigate the situation while also responding to the increasing aggression of the Taliban and the threat they pose to the security of both the refugees and the member states present in the Committee.
Additionally, this Committee would function as a Joint Crisis Committee running in conjunction with President Ashraf Ghani’s War Cabinet, whose agenda is the countering increasing Taliban aggression following the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Therefore, any action made by our Committee would impact theirs and similarly, any action made by them would impact our Committee.
Your role as delegates would be to critically think, analyse and respond to situations as they come while addressing the agenda at hand that focuses on the plight of the refugee’s. While also protecting the security of the member states.
All the very best!