Germany sends diplomats to Afghanistan

Germany has announced that it will send Ambassador-designate Marcus Potzel, followed by an expedition of diplomats to Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Saturday (November 6) that Marcus Potzel is responsible for updating relations with the Taliban.

Germany is now the first European country to want to send its diplomats to Afghanistan after the EU announced the reopening of its diplomatic office in Kabul.

The country intends to reassess its relations with the Taliban in order to continue to communicate better with the de facto authorities in Afghanistan.

The newspaper added that Berlin also hopes to return diplomats to Afghanistan, initially on day trips.

In the meantime, the federal attorney general is also examining the extent to which members of the Taliban may be investigated for their role in a terrorist organization if they are considered a state power.

Germany is currently seeking to establish relations with the Taliban in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Afghan people.

The Taliban, however, welcomed foreign aid to Afghanistan, acknowledging that they would only accept unconditional aid.

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