Only withdrawing his troops from Afghanistan, not ending his presence there : Blinken – only withdrawing his troops from afghanistan, blinken is not ending his presence there.
Washington, Jun 9 (PTI) US Secretary of State Tony Blinken has said that the US is only withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, not ending its presence in the country and that it is building a strong diplomat there to provide economic and humanitarian aid. Committed to maintaining presence.
On the instructions of US President Joe Biden, the work of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan by September has started. Half of its soldiers have so far returned from the war-torn country.
“We are only withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, but not ending our presence there,” he told lawmakers before the Senate Appropriation Committee during a debate on the State Department’s request for the 2022 budget. We are committed to maintaining a strong diplomatic presence there. As well as other countries.
Responding to lawmakers’ doubts about the future of various schemes, including those for women and children in Afghanistan, Blinken assured that these plans would continue with the support of Congress.
The US and the international community support a government that represents the people and their interests, he said.
“Right now, talks are on between the government and the Taliban… to see if they can end the war and agree to live peacefully,” the foreign minister said. But it is clear that we are only withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, not ending our presence there. We are determined to build a strong presence there to ensure that we can continue to support the economic and humanitarian development and security of the Government of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan.
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