The FDP calls for the extension of the Bundeswehr mandate for Afghanistan, the Federal government a more concrete prospect for Withdrawal. According to a resolution of the parliamentary group of the daily mirror. Accordingly, the FDP sees the coalition in the duty of their Afghanistan strategy with a view to "specific notice" of a withdrawal from Afghanistan by US President Donald Trump.
Literally, it means: "This also includes the Option of a deduction perspective, for the case that the United States pull off the short or medium term significant skills." This deduction plan must be developed "promptly". A simple "carry on" will Germany's responsibility. "Because without the essential contribution of the US forces, a further implementation of the Resolute Support Mission is in question."
So 18 years after the start of the insert and against the Background of dwindling prospects for a democratic order in Afghanistan, the Calls are louder, the German armed forces. Shortly before Christmas, the US media had reported, Trump wishes to withdraw half of the 14,000 soldiers from Afghanistan. No time is fixed but the plan is also an official announcement is missing.
On Thursday, the Bundestag will decide on a renewal of the mandatedaily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
On Thursday, must now decide is the Bundestag, whether he agrees to the further deployment of up to 1300 soldiers in the framework of the Nato-led "Resolute Support Mission" in the Central Asian country for a further twelve months. In mid-February, the Federal Cabinet had already decided the extension of the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The Mission focused on training and advising Afghan security forces. The majority of the approximately 1200 currently sent to Afghanistan, German soldiers is stationed in Mazar-i-Sharif. There is the only large German army camp in Afghanistan, Camp Marmal.
FDP-fraction Deputy Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, said that for Germany, the reliability in Alliance with the USA, have a high value. "The principle of 'in Together, out together', especially in difficult missions," he told the "daily mirror". "This also means, however, a reliable deduction planning when the most important Partner puts a question mark behind his presence."
stalemate in Afghanistan
In the FDP request, it is, in addition, the current situation in Afghanistan will be influenced not only by the security situation, but also of the efforts to achieve a peace process with the Taliban "considerably". Therefore, the FDP parliamentary group wants to agree to, according to the "daily mirror" of the Federal government's planned extension of the Mandate, a majority.
Lambsdorff, said that the security situation in Afghanistan was characterized by a "strategic stalemate" in which none of the parties involved in the conflict militarily can win. "The Taliban have understood that you can't win in Afghanistan militarily," he said. The opportunity for a compromise to be cheap, because the USA wanted the success: "Donald Trump has made it clear that the United States will not stay forever in Afghanistan.“
In Afghanistan, is currently growing concern, the United States could withdraw its troops before a peace agreement is reached with the Taliban. The US government since last summer in Doha direct talks with the Taliban. These are, however, opposed a dialogue with the Afghan government, because the government of the United States hold this for a puppet.More about
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foreign Minister Heiko Maas wants to support the peace process in the crisis state therefore, in Principle, the Federal government is ready to invite the radical Islamic Taliban on a peace conference for Afghanistan to Germany. Last month, the "daily mirror had reported" appropriate under the direction of several ministries of the German Bundestag on the development in Afghanistan. Germany had "agreed to make 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.