After the United States, NATO also announced the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan
Brussels: (Web Desk) After the announcement of the withdrawal of their troops from Afghanistan by US President Joseph Biden, NATO countries have also announced that NATO countries will also work together on the withdrawal of their forces.
NATO allies have agreed at a key meeting to end their operation in Afghanistan. The decision comes in the wake of US President Joe Biden’s announcement that US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11.
The United States invaded Afghanistan on September 11, 2001, following al Qaeda’s attack on the Twin Towers in New York. NATO countries also sided with the United States in the attack and deployed troops in Afghanistan.
During a conference in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that NATO allies had decided to begin withdrawing Resolute Support forces from May 1 in an organized, coordinated and thoughtful manner. We will continue to support Afghanistan, this is the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship. We went to Afghanistan together. Together we adopted our style and our way there and we are together to get out of there.
The meeting of the Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Allied Powers was held to discuss the issue of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in which the issue was discussed in detail. The NATO Secretary General then issued a statement on Afghanistan.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden, during his address to the White House, formally announced his plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. He said it would start on May 1 and end on September 11. It is time to end America’s longest war and the United States will not rush into this evacuation.
Addressing the nation, Biden said that Afghans support peace talks and recognize Pakistan’s role because Pakistan, Russia and China played an important role in the peace talks.
On the other hand, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also spoke on the phone with US President Joe Biden regarding the withdrawal of troops.
“Afghanistan respects the US decision and we will work with our US partners to ensure an easy evacuation,” he said in a tweet. Afghanistan’s proud security and defense forces are fully capable of defending their people and country.