Germany promises more help
Berlin, October 4, 2004 - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Sunday that his country would expand the scope of assistance to Afghanistan.
After his meeting here with H.E. President Hamid Karzai, Fischer said that the re-emergence of terrorist activities in Afghanistan must be fought with all efforts.
Germany will help the government in training police, securing borders and cracking down on drug smugglers, Fischer said.
More than 2,000 German soldiers are deployed in Kabul and two other cities, making up for a third of the international peace-keeping force in the country.
H.E. President Karzai expressed his appreciation for the peace-keeping efforts of German soldiers and financial support from the German government.
H.E. President Karzai came here to receive the "Quadriga Prize," which is given by the German Workplace Society for outstanding personnel worldwide