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Berlin Revises Afghanistan Strategy

After the US and Great Britain, this week it was Germany’s turn to appoint a special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The appointment of the ambassador to India Bernd Mützelburg on Monday caused a controversy in Germany, with local media claiming that Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier had not consulted Chancellor Angela Merkel about the choice of candidate for the post.

Bernd Mützelburg, Germany's new special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Bernd Mützelburg, Germany's new special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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