Germany has expressed concern, like India, that Afghanistan could be used to promote worldwide terrorism, and has warned the Taliban that their turf should not be utilized by anyone, including Pakistan. Speaking exclusively to ANI, German envoy to India Walter J Lindner said, “We are holding talks with Taliban, which we do at low level as we did in Doha. One of our conditions is that Taliban or Afghanistan that matter, there should be no more fostering of international terrorism by anyone whatsoever, be it by neighbor countries like Pakistan or by Afghanistan itself and to all the neighboring countries we have the same message.”
“We share the fear of India that international terrorism might get a boost through this Taliban victory and this should not be the case that is why it is one of the biggest worries that this should not be the case in future, our condition to talk to Taliban is also no to fostering this terrorism,” Walter J Linder added. India emphasised Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and the necessity for vigilant monitoring during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States.
During a discussion between Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Harris mentioned Pakistan’s role in this regard on her own. Terrorist groups, she claimed, were active in the area. She urged Pakistan to take action to ensure that these organisations do not pose a threat to the US or India’s security.
In a number of global and bilateral meetings, India has stated that Afghanistan should not be utilised to perpetrate terrorism against India. India is also consistently saying that UN resolution 2593 should be the driving policy. Asked whether Germany will recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan, Ambassador Walter J. Lindner said, “Well you don’t recognize governments you recognize countries and we are talking to them to get those out of the country who want to and also want to provide humanitarian assistance, so the main reasons why we are talking to them and that’s it for the moment.”