The two leaders agreed on the need to find a “consensual procedure” between the international community, as well as the implementation of the agreements adopted between the G7 countries and the ongoing initiatives undertaken by the United Nations, according to informed sources in the German government.
And Merkel had insisted, in recent days, the need to open a civilian corridor to evacuate these people from Afghanistan after the end of last week, Germany ended the evacuation process with military aircraft.
The German foreign minister is touring several countries in the region, including Turkey and Uzbekistan, in order to analyze the possibilities for action.
Germany was able to remove 3,849 Afghans, including 638 local Afghans and their families, out of a total of about 40,000 people Berlin estimated would be part of that group.
In total, 4,587 people reached Germany, were rescued from Kabul and after a stopover in Uzbekistan, including 3,849 Afghans and 403 Germans, as well as citizens of other countries.
Speaking to the press, during his official trip, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that only the possibility of withdrawing Afghan citizens from the country authorized to do so is being considered, either because they were local collaborators or because they are your family. Individuals.
The concept of a local collaborator includes embassy staff, interpreters or support staff for the German army in Afghanistan, NGOs and other German organizations operating in the region.
The German army, which had the second largest force in Afghanistan after the United States, completed its withdrawal in May.
For the rescue operation, it was necessary to agree to a new urgent mandate, which provided for the displacement of up to 600 soldiers, of whom about 450 had direct involvement in the field.
They all returned to Germany on Friday in three military planes.
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