Germany and Afghanistan - Bilateral relationships
Enlarge image (© dpa/picture-alliance) Germany and Afghanistan share a long history of positive bilateral relations. Founding the German Amani High School in Kabul already at the beginning of the Twenties of last century show the high degree of mutual interest both countries have developed for each other. Today, Germany is a second home for nearly 90.000 Afghans. After the Second World War relations intensified at all levels. Many Afghans studied in Germany; German academics taught at Afghan universities. After war and civil war and the fall of the Taleban regime it was quite natural for Germany to assist Afghanistan on its way to a new and democratic future. Since the first conference held at Petersberg near Bonn in december 2001, Germany has actively and intensely supported the political process which will eventually lead Afghanistan to a stable and peaceful future. Milestones on the way of this so called Bonn-process which will come to an end with the parliamentary elections scheduled for September of this year, were the adoption of a modern constitution oriented towards human and citizens’ rights and the election of a democratically legitimated President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
In the spirit of the friendly relations characterized by mutual respect and trust, Germany will continue to support Afghanistan in the coming years in consolidating democracy and creating a modern, social and market oriented economy.