Minister of Foreign Affairs Receives Courtesy Call from German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
KABUL – The Special Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Amb. Jasper Wieck paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar.
Commending Germany’s cooperation with Afghanistan over the last two decades, particularly its support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, Minister Atmar highlighted the recent developments in Afghanistan, the importance of regional and international consensus to support the peace process, and cooperation between Kabul and Berlin following the withdrawal of the resolute support forces from Afghanistan.
Minister Atmar, while underscoring the importance of Germany’s continued support to Afghanistan and the peace process, said the Taliban’s escalated violence, violation of human rights, and not severing ties with other terrorist groups had resulted in the spread of extremism and presence of international terrorist groups, including ISIS, in Afghanistan and the region.
Expressing concern over the escalated violence by the Taliban, Mr. Wieck assured Minister Atmar of Germany’s continued support to the Afghan Peace Process and preserving the hard-won gains over the last two decades.