Broad support in the Bundestag for the committee of inquiry into the Afghanistan withdrawal

The coalition factions plan to have the engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 also dealt with in parliament. This task is to be carried out by a commission of inquiry that the Bundestag has yet to appoint.

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It should also be clarified who in the federal government and in the responsible authorities was responsible for assessing the security situation, the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr and the Afghan local forces. Furthermore, it is to be examined whether emergency plans for timely evacuations existed. The question of whether some employees were promised salary increases if they remained in Afghanistan is also being investigated.

Germans and Afghans evacuated after Taliban takeover

The Bundeswehr left Afghanistan at the end of June 2021 after almost 20 years. Many local Afghan workers who had worked for the Bundeswehr and other German institutions were left behind.

When the radical Islamic Taliban took power in the country, Germany took part in an international evacuation mission in mid-August 2021. The Bundeswehr flew out German nationals and vulnerable Afghans.

Various members of the federal government at the time, such as Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, admitted at the time that they had misjudged the situation.

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