Berlin Ready to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Kabul Via UN, Maas Says
"The people of Afghanistan are not to blame for the seizure of power by the Taliban - and they do not deserve the international community to turn away now. We are ready to provide humanitarian assistance through the United Nations, and we will continue to communicate with the Taliban, at least in order to enable to provide opportunities to those people for whom we are responsible", the minister said, adding that "any further action will depend on the behaviour of the Taliban".
Germany Wants to Coordinate Its Steps Related to New Authorities in Kabul With US
"Lately, we have had closer contacts on Afghanistan with the United States than with any other partners. I am grateful for our mutual support during the evacuation of our citizens and local personnel. In the next phase, we want to continue acting together in a coordinated manner, especially with regards to the treatment of the new authorities in Kabul", Maas told reporters ahead of his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.