Germany's Merkel cancels Israel trip due to Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech on the situation in Afghanistan at the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN, Aug 26 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled her planned trip to Israel on Aug. 28-30 due to the tense situation in Afghanistan, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

"Both sides agree that the chancellor's visit will be arranged at a later date, the spokesperson said.

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Reporting by Kirsti Knolle, editing by Emma Thomasson

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