Interview with Afghan President Ghani 'I Have To Hold Our Country Together'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is calling for greater support for Afghanistan, where the Taliban's strength is growing. The fact that tens of thousands are fleeing his country to Europe is likely to be a major topic of his meeting with Chancellor Merkel on Thursday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands in front of the Presidential Palace in Kabul: "If al-Qaida was version 2.0 of terror, then the Islamic State is version 5.0."

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands in front of the Presidential Palace in Kabul: "If al-Qaida was version 2.0 of terror, then the Islamic State is version 5.0."

Foto: Erin Trieb/ DER SPIEGEL
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