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People and Politics

From Geology to Diplomacy - the new Afghan Ambassador in Berlin

Appointed ambassador to Germany a few weeks ago, Abdul Rahman Ashraf knows this country well. He came to Germany in the 1960s, wrote his doctoral dissertation in Geology here, and later worked for a free Afghanistan. What does he think about Germany's presence and work in Afghanistan? And about the plans to disengage? A portrait. Report by Martin Beutler and Homeira Heidary

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Appointed ambassador to Germany a few weeks ago, Abdul Rahman Ashraf knows this country well. He came to Germany in the 1960s, wrote his doctoral dissertation in Geology here, and later worked for a free Afghanistan. What does he think about Germany's presence and work in Afghanistan? And about the plans to disengage? A portrait. Report by Martin Beutler and Homeira Heidary