A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (11 January):
“We condemn the attack on the Governor of the Afghan province of Kandahar in the clearest and strongest possible terms. Our thoughts are with those who were killed and injured, and with their families and friends. Our sympathies are also with the diplomats from the United Arab Emirates who were among the victims. There is no possible justification for violence against people who, as diplomats or development workers, are in the country to work for a better future for the Afghan people.
Germany and the international community stand firmly by Afghanistan’s side and will continue to help the Afghan Government to stabilise the country and defend its security.”