The German defense minister has arrived in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit to the country’s troops there
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Published: 2021-02-26 03:18 am

The German defense minister has arrived in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit to the country’s troops there

Earlier this week, the German government prepared the way for the country’s troops in Afghanistan — the second-biggest contingent in a NATO force — to stay in place until next year if needed.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new draft mandate that would enable German troops to stay until Jan. 31. The current mandate for Afghanistan expires at the end of March.

German troop deployments overseas require parliamentary approval, which is typically granted on an annual basis.

“Afghanistan urgently needs perspectives and a balance in society of the warring groups,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “Our soldiers are contributing an important part together with our allies especially in the north."

The defense minister landed in Mazar-E Sharif to visit with German troops.

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