The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan respects President Biden’s recent decision to withdraw their troops by September of this year and will ensure a smooth transition, says the Presidential Palace (Arg).
Arg said in a statement late Wednesday that Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have been carrying out most of the operations independently to defend our people and country since the US-Taliban agreement on February 2020.
“Our forces are capable of defending Afghanistan against current threats. We cannot stress enough that the ongoing peace process is also a result of ANDSF sacrifices. The Afghan nation stays indebted to these sacrifices,” read the statement.
“In the meantime, we have been assured that the U.S. and allies will remain deeply engaged with the Afghan government in supporting the Afghan forces and humanitarian and development initiatives in Afghanistan,” the statement stressed.
According to the statement, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the U.S. and allies will discuss the new way forward in details particularly on giving momentum to the peace process.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is ready to embark on this new chapter of the partnership, with the U.S. and NATO allies, based on mutual interest, mutual respect and mutual trust.
On Wednesday, the US administration announced that its forces will abandon Afghanistan by 11 Sep. 2021.