Local officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday marked 100 years of Afghan-German relations and said that both countries have continued their friendship over the years with relations improving along the way.
At a ceremony to mark the event, officials displayed old photographs of Afghanistan and Germany’s friendship. Local officials, civil society activists and residents of Nangarhar all participated in the ceremony.
Haji Hafiz, a representative of the Foreign Ministry in Nangarhar, said that Germany should establish a consulate in the eastern parts of Afghanistan in order to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
“We are asking Germany that if possible establish a consulate in the eastern parts of Afghanistan for further improvement of relations but we also thank Germany for their support in recent years,” Hafiz said.
Officials from Nangarhar’s Ministry of Information and Culture also praised Germany for the support rendered to Afghanistan in the past 100 years.
Ershad Reghand, a civil society activist in Nangarhar, said that “Germany has helped Afghanistan a lot in the cultural section and we praise them for their support but we are asking them to help our youth in different sections”.
Afghanistan and Germany’s relationship begun 100 years ago during Habibullah Khan’s kingdom.