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PublishDate: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:48

German Cabinet to Give Green Light to Extend Military Mission in Afghanistan

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The cabinet in will give the green light on Wednesday for an extension of ’s_military mission in Afghanistan until Jan 31, 2022, German Defence Minister Annegret -Karrenbauer said on Tuesday.

The current parliamentary mandate for the German operation with up to 1,300 troops expires at the end of March while the new U.S. government is reviewing a 2020 agreement with the Taliban which called for foreign troops to withdraw by May 1.

Kramp-Karrenbauer warned that an early could jeopardize peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

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