Head of German army association wants combat troops to stay in Afghanistan
By Ghanizada - Tue Aug 06 2013, 7:06 pm
Ulrich Kirsch, Head of the German army association the Bundeswehrverband insists that German soldiers should remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, which is the deadline for the withdrawal of all NATO troops from Afghanistan.
Germany is also planning to withdraw it’s combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, and arouind 600 t0 800 troops are expected to remain in the country to train and advise Afghan security forcs.
In the meantime Head of the German army association, Ulrich Kirsch on Monday said that the situation in Afghanistan is frightening.
He said the withdrawal of German combat troops from Afghanistan might be a positive factor for the parliamentarian election of Germany, however this would not have any conformity with the real situation of Afghanistan.
The comments by Head of the Germany army association comes amid reduction in Afghan war support in Germany, and presence of German troops in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile Afghan and German officials are engaged to ink a bilateral security agreement between the two nations, which will clarify the exact number of German combat troops to be stationed in the country beyond 2014.