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29 May 2006
After decades of war and destruction Afghanistan entered a new era in December 2001: with the signing of the Petersberg Accord, the foundation for the political and economic reconstruction of the country had been laid. Since then Germany has contributed significantly in the rebuilding of Afghanistan, both financially as well by way of personnel. Two aspects of this cooperation stand out in particular: the commitment of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) to guarantee security and stability in the country and Germany’s assumption of responsibility for the reconstruction of Afghanistan’s police force.