After having said he hoped to see the Taliban form “an inclusive government” in Afghanistan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, was criticized and accused of “naivety” on Wednesday by political leaders of the extreme right to left.

"This is not the same generation" as those who controlled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, argued Jean-Yves Le Drian Tuesday evening on franceinfo, "they announced that they would respect the rights acquired during the Last 20 years in Afghanistan ”.

"We are impatiently awaiting a Taliban LGBTQIA + government"

“They say they want to acquire respectability and honor. It is up to them to prove ", he continued, judging that" the best proof would be to ensure that there is a transitional government, which is truly inclusive "and which shows that they" want to respect the law, end violence and make civilian populations feel safe. "" We therefore need an inclusive and representative government that meets the aspirations of the population, "he insisted. The reactions on the right did not take long.

"Either it is diplomatic language, or it is a nameless naivety", commented the spokesman of the National Gathering Laurent Jacobelli Wednesday on LCI.

"If he wants women in the government, he believes in Santa Claus, if he believes that the Taliban have changed, it is very worrying for the defense of France," he added.

“The voice of France cannot say that.

Neither cynicism nor naivety can take the place of policy in the face of Islamist totalitarianism, ”added Les Républicains deputy Guillaume Larrivé in a tweet.

The voice of the 🇫🇷 cannot say that.

Neither cynicism nor naivety can take the place of politics in the face of Islamist totalitarianism.

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- 🇫🇷 Guillaume Larrivé (@GLarrive) August 18, 2021

"Surprising statement by the head of French diplomacy ... We are impatiently awaiting a Taliban LGBTQIA + government ...", quipped on Twitter the deputy and deputy secretary general of the Republicans Pierre-Henri Dumont.

🇦🇫🇫🇷 Surprising statement from the head of French diplomacy…



We are impatiently awaiting a Taliban LGBTQIA + government… https://t.co/48pG0DTNgM

- Pierre-Henri Dumont (@phdumont) August 17, 2021

"France recognizes countries, not regimes"

For the president of Debout la France Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, "this is the apotheosis of the famous Macronian" disruptive ":" The inclusive Taliban government "!!

The diplomatic void has a name: #LeDrian.

Murderous naivety is on the march, ”he said on Twitter.

Apotheosis of the famous Macronian "disruptive":



"The inclusive Taliban government" !!



The diplomatic void has a name: #LeDrian.



Murderous naivety is on the march .. https://t.co/W2B0L5jnys

- N. Dupont-Aignan (@dupontaignan) August 18, 2021

On the left, the president of the PS group in the National Assembly Valérie Rabault wondered in a tweet "how can the head of French diplomacy make these remarks", and called on "the international community" to "NOT recognize the Taliban government ”.

How can the head of French diplomacy make these remarks ⁉️


Obviously, we must NOT recognize the Taliban government, as proposed by the Canadian Prime Minister, for example.

The international community should agree on this non-recognition https://t.co/fN33dtP5j7

- Valérie Rabault (@Valerie_Rabault) August 18, 2021

Tuesday, the Elysee Palace had stressed that the question of the recognition of the Taliban regime by Paris did not arise because “France recognizes countries, not regimes”.

On franceinfo, the ecologist Matthieu Orphelin opposed to the "strong optimism" of Jean-Yves Le Drian a call for "the greatest caution" in the face of what "seems to him, at this stage, a strategy of the Taliban to show that they would be respectable ”.

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