Ambassador Jasper Wieck, Federal Foreign Office Director for South Asia and Indo-Pacific Policiy, was appointed Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan in July 2021. In this capacity, he coordinates Germany’s diplomatic engagement with the region and liaises with international partners on ways of further enhancing stability there. The Federal Foreign Office’s Afghanistan and Pakistan Division reports to the Special Representative.
With his appointment, Ambassador Wieck also takes over as Chair of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan (ICG). Over 50 countries and international organisations meet regularly in the ICG to discuss developments in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan must not revert to its former role as a refuge for international terrorists. This is why Germany and the international community are helping Afghanistan to become a stable country whose people can live in safety and determine their own future. Our commitment there serves German, international and Afghan interests in equal measure.