The United States mission in Afghanistan will come to an end on August 31, President Joe Biden said. The conclusion of the US military in Afghanistan will end the 20-year-old war.
Now that U.S. troops are almost completely out of Afghanistan the Taliban faction is making rapid territorial expansion in the country. President Joe Biden said that Afghanistan’s nation-building is not the right and responsibility of the United States, instead, it is the responsibility of the people of Afghanistan to decide their future.
Biden also added that the United States wanted to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a base from where the attack on the US could have been carried out. He said that the US had achieved its objective.
Justifying his actions of withdrawing American troops he said that his move will seek to end the conflicting war. He appreciated the professionalism of the military troops that they performed their given tasks ‘efficiently’.
Last week troops left Bagram Airfield. Bagram Airfield was their largest base in Afghanistan. Biden also welcomed Afghan people who worked alongside US military troops like translators and drivers in the United States with their families saying, “we will stand with you, just as you stood with us.”
He affirmed that despite the withdrawal of American troops, the United States will work with the parties in Afghanistan and support the parties to end the violence.
“To be clear, countries in the region have an essential role to play in supporting a peaceful settlement, we’ll work with them, and they should help step up their efforts as well,” he said.
Biden said that he made it clear to Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani that the United States will work with them and help them in terms of food and other things. But, he also urged the Afghan government to reach a deal with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region.