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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed by brigadier general André Bodemann upon his arrival at the airport in Mazar-i-Sharif on the ocassion of his visit to Afghanistan Mazar-i-Sharif/Afghanistan, 13 July 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed by brigadier general André Bodemann upon his arrival at the airport in Mazar-i-Sharif on the ocassion of his visit to Afghanistan © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 13 July for an official visit. Accompanied by his wife Elke Büdenbender, he landed at the airport in Mazar e Sharif in the north of the country in the morning.

During his one-day visit, the Federal President met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah for political talks in Kabul. In the afternoon, the Federal President and his wife visited the memorial at Camp Marmal to remember the German soldiers killed in the line of duty. Afterwards, the Federal President addressed German troops as well as representatives of international forces and civilian personnel.

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