Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the remaining 2,500 American troops from Afghanistan by next September marks a turning point for his country and its neighbors.
In an article published in the American Foreign Affairs newspaper, Ghani emphasized that the Afghan government respects the withdrawal of US forces and believes that it represents both an opportunity and a risk for Afghans, the Taliban and the region. Read also The start of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan Afghan army chief welcomes Washington’s decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan Without victory or defeat .. American forces leave Afghanistan
The Afghan President expressed his readiness to end his rule early if this would guarantee peace in Afghanistan, and stressed that his government has worked to build a national consensus on the need for a political settlement in the country in line with the values of the Afghan constitution and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it is still ready to continue talks. With the Taliban.
Ghani said that the withdrawal of US forces represents an opportunity for Afghans to establish real sovereignty over their land, which has witnessed the deployment of various foreign security forces belonging
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He indicated that the withdrawal would enable the Afghan government to take all decisions related to the military approaches regarding the Taliban and other groups, and that the Taliban would have no justification to go to war under the pretext of jihad to defeat the foreign forces.
The Afghan President said that the Afghan people and all the international parties concerned with the Afghan issue want to see a unified, Islamic, democratic, sovereign, neutral, neutral Afghanistan state that continues with the rest of the world.
Ghani pointed out that the Afghan people affirmed their support for this goal at the Peace Council held in August 2020, and the international community also affirmed their desire to achieve this in March 2020 when the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2513, which made it clear that the world does not want the return of the Emirate. Taliban in Afghanistan.