When US forces leave Afghanistan, they do so along with those of their NATO allies. NATO countries will take a joint decision on the retreat, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg emphasizes.
The return of US troops from Afghanistan is President Donald Trump’s four-year election promise.
The president, who is engaged in a reelection battle, said on Thursday that he wants to get US troops home before Christmas.
“We decided together to go to Afghanistan, we will make decisions about future adjustments together, and when the time is right, we will leave together,” said Stoltenberg.
The Secretary-General pointed out that NATO was sending troops to Afghanistan at the request of the US, after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
“It is in our best interest to be there”, to prevent the country from “becoming a sanctuary again. terrorists “.