ARCHIVE – Symbolic picture: An airplane can be seen behind barbed wire. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte / dpa
The German press agency learned on Thursday from the French Interior Ministry that the decision was made due to the current security situation in the Central Asian country.
Since the beginning of July there have been no more repatriations to the crisis state.
Since the decision to withdraw international troops from Afghanistan in mid-April, the Taliban have conquered large parts of the country. On Wednesday they took another provincial capital, Faisabad, in which the Bundeswehr was once stationed with a large field camp. In Kunduz they took control of the airport and a large military base where around a hundred German soldiers were stationed last year.
Germany and the Netherlands announced on Wednesday that they would no longer deport rejected asylum seekers to the crisis country for the time being. EU ambassadors in Kabul and 26 organizations had previously requested this. The Afghan government had asked for a deportation stop a long time ago.