Embassy of Germany, Kabul

Afghanistan Diplomatic mission List of diplomatic missions of Germany
Embassy of Germany, Kabul
سرک ۶ وزیر اکبر خان، کابل
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LocationKabul, Afghanistan
AddressWazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6, Kabul
Coordinates34°31′55″N 69°10′49″E / 34.532060°N 69.180184°E / 34.532060; 69.180184 (Afghanistan)Coordinates: 34°31′55″N 69°10′49″E / 34.532060°N 69.180184°E / 34.532060; 69.180184 (Afghanistan)
AmbassadorPeter Beat

The Embassy of Germany in Kabul is the diplomatic mission of the Federal Republic of Germany in Afghanistan. In addition, the Consulate General is working in Mazar-i-Sharif as the second German mission in the north of the country. The Embassy Kabul is located in the diplomatic district of the capital on Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6 in Kabul. Ambassador is Peter Beat.[1]

History

In 2013 Germany opened the Consulate General in a former hotel in Masar-e Sharif, beside of the embassy, the second diplomatic mission of Germany in the country.[2]

The devastating bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017, which killed 150 people and injured 400, took place near various embassies, including the German Mission. The embassy buildings were so badly damaged that it was thought about demolition. Also the office of the German foreign intelligence service BND at the embassy was badly damaged. After the attack, all employees from Afghanistan were initially withdrawn, with only one core team continuing to work from NATO headquarters. 30 Bundeswehr soldiers from the German Resolute Support Mission protect the grounds of the embassy until reopening.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Auswärtiges Amt: Deutsche Botschaft in Kabul". Auswärtiges Amt. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Deutschland eroeffnet Konsulat in Nordafghanistan". Die Welt. Retrieved 4 November 2019.