German‑Afghan relations date back to the first contacts between the governments of the German Reich and the Kingdom of Afghanistan in 1915. After the overthrow of the Taliban regime in late 2001, the…
Alongside the tense situation in the region, their talks focused on the two countries’ cooperation on foreign policy issues and bilateral cooperation on labour rights.
The US Government and the Taliban are signing an agreement in Doha today. Intra-Afghan talks are now the next step on the path to lasting peace. The German Government is willing to provide substantial support for these negotiations.
Cooperation between Germany and India is closer than ever. Today’s meeting between Foreign Minister Maas and his Indian counterpart, Foreign Minister Jaishankar, will focus on the further intensification of relations and on support for Afghanistan.
The Federal Foreign Office has been supporting the NGO Skateistan, which established the first skateboard school in Afghanistan, for over ten years. A recent film about the project, “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)”, is up for an Oscar on Sunday.