defence Minister von der Leyen, it is your sixth Christmas visit to Afghanistan. The visit is intended to strengthen the morale of the troops - when the security situation is tense.
The Christmas visit to the German soldiers in Afghanistan Minister Ursula von der Leyen is for defense of a Tradition. One that is important to her. You want to tell the soldiers Thank you, just in the Christmas season. "This is a special time," she said. "And that is why it is important for me to assure you today that your particular service, their important service is here recognized in the home country."again and again there are attacks
In the case of the soldiers the well. The Christmas in camp in Afghanistan is not easy. The all - so, too, Sergeant Tim say: "first of all, then, if the 24. comes, then I guess that it is a bit more difficult."
The Sergeant is since a few weeks there. He is one of 1,200 German soldiers in Afghanistan, almost all stationed in the Camp near Mazar-i-Sharif. Afghanistan is the largest deployment abroad of the Bundeswehr. And even after 17 years, the security situation is tense, there are always attacks.
defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Christmas visit to the German camp to Camp Marmal on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif.