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Afghanistan : Germany wants to invite Taliban to peace meeting

The Federal government is in principle ready to invite the radical Islamic Taliban on a peace conference for Afghanistan to Germany. This is from a under the di

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Afghanistan : Germany wants to invite Taliban to peace meeting

The Federal government is in principle ready to invite the radical Islamic Taliban on a peace conference for Afghanistan to Germany. This is from a under the direction of several ministries of the German Bundestag on the developments in Afghanistan, which is the daily mirror.

Germany have "agreed to provide at the request of the parties to the conflict to use its good offices to facilitate a peace process, for example by organising a further Bonn conference with the inclusion of the Taliban in a suitable stage of the negotiations", - stated in it. On the Petersberg conference near Bonn end of 2001, with the participation of rival Afghan groups adopted a Plan for the transfer of power to a democratic government in Kabul.

The situation in Afghanistan is already enough, but the threats of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw half of its troops, the next few months for the Federal government and the Bundeswehr is hardly more predictable. So the message of the "Input paper summarized is that the German support for the peace process in Afghanistan," the state has sent Minister, Niels Annen (SPD) from the Federal foreign office (AA). In March, the extension of the Bundeswehr Mission in the Parliament, after 18 years, and dwindling prospects of success of a democratic order, the Cries are louder, the German soldiers back.

The aim of a peace process, the state of control to develop and guarantee human rights, whether in Afghanistan in the past year, "only partially," says the report. The level of Violence and the security situation had "improved significantly". Nevertheless, the Federal government penetrate to a political process to peace in the country and come to the conclusion, "that you should continue your diplomatic, civilian and military Engagement, in coordination with its partners in the existing scale". However, only "as long as the realistic prospect of a political solution".

Shortly before Christmas, had reported to the American media, Trump wishes to withdraw half of the 14,000 soldiers from Afghanistan. The threat triggered in Berlin shock waves. If the US is a result of their military involvement considerably, will examine the Federal government, thoroughly, how you react, is it in the Text. One could not exclude "that the US will decouple its military commitment in perspective, of the efforts to achieve a peace process and without extensive consultation with the partners to partly or completely withdraw from Afghanistan".

"Devastating evidence for the arbitrariness of American politics"

The Bundeswehr deployment was "politically and practically to a reliable and predictable multilateral interaction bound" – a prerequisite that is not given since the Trumps choice. The time pressure that the US government build, could weaken their negotiating position and that of the Afghan government, if it is not successful, to link the reduction of U.S. troops "as a milestone of a negotiated roadmap with consideration".

Nils Schmid, foreign policy spokesman of the SPD group in the Bundestag, welcomed the AA report. "We stand by our commitment in Afghanistan," he assured. At the same time there must be a "perspective, the 18-year-long international military commitment to Afghanistan". The only way to peace is a negotiated process, "which includes both the Afghan government and the Taliban." Without mentioning Trump by name, warned Schmid: "Unilateral steps that threaten this process that should remain under."

the Green foreign politician Omid Nouripour criticized Trumps going it alone. The German Federal government to promote the United States, "to defend the Central achievements in the reconstruction of Afghanistan since 2001", be a "devastating indication for the arbitrariness of American policy". The main message of the AA paper for him: "this year, everything is for Afghanistan."

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go Harder to the court, under the direction of the liberals. "The report provides little new information and leaves a lot to miss," said her spokesman Bijan Djir-Sarai: "It would have been useful to evaluate the use of concrete." This had been missing in the past year. The FDP's Deputy has called on the Federal government to show more commitment, in order to clarify the situation: "The Federal government should be slow to learn in the narrow exchange with the United States, what is the specific strategy pursued by the US Administration and how the actual property, the peace is in talks with the Taliban."

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