His Excellency Dr Ashraf Ghani
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Kabul, 16 March 2020
Dear Mr President,
Allow me to congratulate you on your second term as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In this crucial time for Afghanistan, the tasks ahead of you require an approach which is both determined and considered. That being the case, I wish you great strength and optimism.
The efforts being made to set in motion a peace process open up the possibility of an end to the conflict. The incorporation of all political and social groups in the future organisation of the country is crucial for long-term peace. Germany supports your efforts to promote national cohesion and form an inclusive government.
Afghanistan can continue to count on Germany's full support along the path towards a peaceful and more secure future.
Dr Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany