The German government is committed to its plan to pull out forces from Afghanistan as of end of this year, a report by the foreign ministry said Monday.
The report, submitted to the parliament (Bundestag), noted that the government was committed to the withdrawal plan despite growing number of attacks against German troops over the past weeks.
The objective of the German government is to reduce number of army forces as of year end, it said.
The report did not mention the number of forces to be leaving Afghanistan, but a military official talked about pulling out 500 troops out of 5,000 deployed in northern Afghanistan.
“Apparently the political process which started in 2010 is bearing fruit,” said the report.
The report said the Afghan government was slow in its fight against corruption and drug trafficking.