Germany appoints new Afghanistan envoy
The German government nominated on Monday its ambassador to India Bernd Muetzelbug as special envoy to Afghanistan, acting as the prime contact person for the international society in this region, German Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ulrich Wilhelm, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed this appointment, saying Muetzelbug will bring lots of experience to this position and act as a good representative for the federal government, Xinhua reported.
This appointment will further strengthen Germany's diplomatic engagement in this region, as Muezelburg acted as a high-level contact man for the international community.
Muetzelburg is considered to be one of Germany's most experienced diplomats and served as an advisor for the government' s foreign policy from 2002 to 2005.
Germany has 3,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, the third largest troop deployment under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.