youpresident Joe Biden When meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the White House on Friday, he promised to provide support even after the withdrawal of US troops. “Afghans must decide their future, what they want,” Biden said, adding that “meaningless violence” must stop.
Gani Tell the Oval Office that he respects Biden’s decision that the partnership between the United States and Afghanistan is entering a new phase. The Afghan President told reporters after the meeting that the decision of the United States to withdraw troops is a sovereign decision and it is Kabul’s job to deal with the consequences. Ronald Neumann, the former US ambassador to Kabul, described the meeting as a strong signal of US support for Afghanistan.
U.S. pledges to provide three million doses of vaccine
Biden has asked Congress to approve US$3.3 billion in security assistance to Afghanistan next year and will ship 3 million doses of vaccine to the country to help it fight the coronavirus. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Welcomed the leadership meeting and said she looked forward to hearing what the United States can do with humanitarian aid, especially aid for women and girls.
Ghani’s visit coincided with a deadlock in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the radical Islamic Taliban. Afghan security forces continue to fight the Taliban, which threatens many provincial capitals. People worry that the Taliban may return to power.