As arguments, Trump cited two reasons. The first is that the US should withdraw forces from the country earlier, as the troops were there “for too long a period of time.”
Secondly, according to Trump, “September 11 is a date that is associated with extremely tragic events and a period for our country.”
“I would hate for Joe Biden to use September 11 as the date for the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan,” Trump said.
He recalled that he had reduced the number of US military forces in Afghanistan from 16 to 2 thousand people.
Earlier, Biden announced that Washington would begin withdrawing military personnel from Afghanistan on May 1; the process is planned to be completed by September 11.
In late February, at a ceremony in Qatar, the United States and the Taliban signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the Islamic Republic in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the exchange of prisoners.
Stoltenberg said that the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, which should be implemented by May 1, has not yet been made. Now there are less than 10 thousand NATO troops in the country.