The United States will maintain a strong presence in Afghanistan, including at the embassy level, despite the withdrawal of its troops from the country, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Tuesday.
Even though we are withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, we are not withdrawing from Afghanistan. We are committed to maintaining a strong presence, including at the embassy level. Other (US-allied) countries-too, ” Blinken said, speaking in the US Senate.
Earlier on Tuesday, the US Central Command said that the country has completed the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan by more than half.
The US administration has announced that it will begin and complete the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by May 1 and by September 11, in full coordination with its allies. In 2020, the United States and representatives of the radical Taliban movement signed the first peace agreement in Doha in more than 18 years of war. It provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the Middle East state in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the exchange of prisoners.