German Chancellor calls for dialogue with the Taliban regime


German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday called for dialogue with the Taliban, who are expected to announce the formation of a new Afghan government to continue the operation of ousting Afghans from Kabul.

"We just need to talk to the Taliban about how we can get the people who worked for Germany out of the country and protect them," Merkel told a news conference.

"We have to talk to them now" insisted the German Chancellor.

"In particular, we need to evacuate the people who worked for the German development agencieswho feel threatened." she added.

The giant flyover set by Western countries on August 14, on the eve of the occupation of Kabul, was suspended on August 30, without evacuating all people who said they felt  threatened by Taliban and wanted to leave Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Welt am Sonntag that the Islamist movement wanted "solid and formal diplomatic relations with Germany".

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