Germany not yet prepared to recognize Taliban: Merkel

Germany is not yet prepared to recognise the Taliban as Afghanistan's government, since it has not met the inclusiveness standards demanded of it, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. However, she did reaffirm Berlin's promise of 600 million euros' aid.

Speaking after a video conference of G20 leaders from large economies and other international officials, Merkel said global leaders demanded that United Nations agencies be given full access to provide humanitarian aid.

"We demand that all United Nations organisations have access for the humanitarian aid they wish to provide," Merkel told a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday.

Source(s): Reuters

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