By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with the Chargé d’ Affaires of the German Embassy to Kabul, Jan Hendrik van Thiel to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, security situation, and the Afghan Peace Process, a MoFA statement said yesterday.
Minister Atmar expressed gratitude to Germany for its support to the state and preserving the hard-won gains and values over the last two decades. Minister Atmar also commended Germany’s principled stance in condemning the escalation of attacks by the Taliban, according to the statement.
Expressing concern over the heightened violence, crimes, and human rights violations by the Taliban, Minister Atmar, as quoted in the statement, called for the cooperation of the international community, particularly that of the Federal Republic of Germany in exerting pressure on the Taliban to cease fighting and killing civilians.
The Charge d’Affaires of the German Embassy also expressed concern over the rising violence, reaffirming Germany’s readiness to strengthen the peace process and continued development and humanitarian cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan.