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    According to the German foreign minister, the US should coordinate its actions in Afghanistan with Europe to avoid migration-related destabilization in Europe.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The United States should closely coordinate its actions in Afghanistan with Europe to avoid migration-related destabilization in Europe, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said as quoted by the ministry Tuesday.

    "It is important that the US discuss with us Europeans how we can together ensure that the country becomes more peaceful and secure. And people from Afghanistan do not have to flee to us. We expect Washington to coordinate its actions with us Europeans," Gabriel said. "Further migration destabilizes not only Afghanistan, but also Europe."

    US President Donald Trump's strategic guidance for South Asia unveiled on Monday states that US support in Afghanistan is not unlimited and will not serve as a "blank check." The guidance repudiates nation-building and instead expands the US troops' authority to target terrorists in Afghanistan.

    Contrary to previous reports, Trump said the US would not reveal the number of troops or any future military action plans in Afghanistan.


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