Afghan govt supports U.S.’s decision on troop withdrawal: Ghani


KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. President Joe Biden in a telephonic conversation has discussed the foreign troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan by early September and the Afghan peace dialogues.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, President Ghani underlined that the Afghan government supports the United States’ decision and will cooperate with the U.S. to ensure a peaceful transition.
“I had a call with President Biden in which we discussed the U.S. decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by early September,” Ghani said, adding “The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan respects the U.S. decision, and we will work with our U.S. partners to ensure a smooth transition.”
Ghani, on the other hand, said that the Kabul administration will continue to collaborate with the US and NATO in the current peace talks.
He said that the Afghan security forces are capable of protecting the Afghan people and nation, as they had proved it during the war.
Frist Afghan Vice President Armullah Saleh also showed support to U.S.‘s decision to withdraw all foreign troops from Afghanistan and said “Thank you for your assistance and please accept our tribute to all your sacrifices and those of NATO member states.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, said: “We have achieved the goals that we set out to achieve. And now, it is time to bring our forces home.”
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday in a press conference vowed to pull the US troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11 this year.