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.
A high-level ministerial conference in Berlin is looking at the impact of climate change on regional security in Central Asia. The aim is to foster stronger regional cooperation, improve the exchange of information and form connections with academia and civil society.
South Asia is a region of great strategic and economic importance. During his trip to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan over the course of several days, Minister of State Niels Annen emphasised that Germany intends to further intensify its cooperation with key partner countries in the region.
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…