German media reported on the 16th local time, the German federal government is planning to send hundreds of armed soldiers for the withdrawal of Afghanistan.
According to german Chancellor Angela Merkel and the chairman of the parliamentary caucus held an interim conference call the day before on the situation in Afghanistan, the government cabinet will pass the plan on the 18th, and the Federal Parliament will vote on the plan next week.
Rachael Rashet, chairman of Germany’s ruling CDU party and a candidate for chancellor, called for a large-scale airlift of German citizens, local workers and women’s rights activists from Afghanistan. In his view, the EU needs to be prepared for the influx of refugees and provide humanitarian assistance in due course.
It is reported that after the Taliban entered and took control of the Afghan capital Kabul, the German Federal Ministry of Defense’s first A400M transport aircraft on the morning of the 16th local time from the German military base in Lower Saxony Winstov flew to Afghanistan to help evacuate their citizens and local staff. Federal Ministry of Defence soldiers travelling to Afghanistan on transport aircraft to participate in relief operations include paratroopers, gendarmes, military medics, etc. of the Rapid Force Division, who have been specially trained in such missions.
Since then, the German Federal Ministry of Defence will also send a number of A400M transport aircraft to Afghanistan. The transporter can accommodate 114 passengers and has special defenses against attacks such as rockets. Those who receive rescues are sent to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Earlier in the day, more than 40 staff members of the German Embassy in Afghanistan had been evacuated via a U.S. aircraft to Doha, Qatar.