Ghani, Abdullah to Meet US President Amid Surge in Afghanistan Violence


KABUL: The White House on Sunday announced that US President Joe Biden, his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, and chairman of High Council of National Reconciliation will discuss key issues related to Afghanistan in a face-to-face meeting coming Friday. 

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said that meeting is set to discuss US troops’ withdrawal. Joe Biden is expected to pledge US diplomatic, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan after the US and International troops’ withdrawal.

She said the US is committed to support the Afghan people by providing diplomatic, economic, and humanitarian assistance.

This is all amid an overwhelming increase in violent confrontations in all Afghan provinces. Since the withdrawal plan’s announcement, the Taliban have seized control of at least 30 districts in various provinces.