AKK confirms evacuation of Afghan Bundeswehr helpers

Before the Bundeswehr withdrew from Afghanistan, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) confirmed that she wanted to bring Afghan local staff to Germany.

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You have an obligation "not to leave these people who have supported us in the mission now alone in Afghanistan," she said on Tuesday on the RBB information radio. Bureaucratic hurdles would have to be dismantled in order to make it easier for these people to enter the country, said the CDU politician.

"We know from the past that it was a very bureaucratic procedure, between the Ministry of the Interior, between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also between us." This now has to be much more unbureaucratic and faster. "This is also a very personal concern of mine because I believe we also have a moral obligation to these people," said AKK.





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