West discusses Afghanistan
with German officials

KABUL (ToloNews): The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, on his visit to Germany met with the country’s senior officials and discussed ways of bringing Afghan women back to work.
Earlier, the US Department of State announced that West was set for travel to Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland.
“Consulted with German allies in Berlin re how we support Afghan ppl by getting women back to work delivering vital aid,” West said. “No better partner. This is a tough
juncture for Afghans in need and for all countries that want to see a more stable economy.”
West said that he also met Afghan women supporting “creative” maternal health and education programs in Afghanistan.
“Must continue to ground our thinking and programming in experience of Afghans who know their country,” he said.
The Islamic Emirate suggested that West’s visits focus on the elimination of Afghanistan’s problems.
“When he is visiting the countries. Of course the internal issues of Afghanistan and the US are being discussed in the countries. This will not be effective. It is better to understand the realities and engage in negotiations to resolve the issues,” said Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.
Political analysts said that the visits of the US envoy to Afghanistan have not brought significant results. “The visit of West will not have any impact on the decision of the Taliban and the situation in Afghanistan,” said Noorullah Raghi, a political analyst.
“Obviously, the Americans are not in a position of confrontation but are in a position of making excuses for engagement and this issue from the Westerner side and American side is understandable,” said Nematullah Bizhan, a university instructor.
Earlier, in Pakistan, West met with the country’s Chief of Army Staff Syed Asim Munir, special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq and Foreign Minister Asad M. Khan.