NATO is making a valuable contribution to stabilising crisis regions and to fighting international terrorism.
In the long term, there can be no stability and lasting peace in Afghanistan without economic and social development. Even though considerable improvements have been made over the last 19 years, the country remains dependent on international assistance.
For the past two months, negotiations have taken place in Doha on a path to peace in Afghanistan. The Federal Government is lending its proactive support to these intra-Afghan peace negotiations – on the ground in Doha, in Afghanistan, and also in other international forums.
Conflicts have been raging in Afghanistan for almost 40 years, and the country has the third-highest number of refugees worldwide. Germany is supporting a project run by Johanniter International Assistance to provide basic medical care in Gulan refugee camp on the border with Pakistan.
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…