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US Defence Chief Arrives in Kabul on 1st Trip to Afghanistan Amid Concerns over Troops Presence

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin was anticipated to satisfy with senior Afghan authorities officers, together with President Ashraf Ghani.

State media reviews that US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived on Sunday in Kabul on his first journey to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, amid swirling questions on how lengthy American troops will stay within the nation. State-owned Radio and Television Afghanistan and well-liked TOLO Television reported Austin’s arrival in Kabul from India. He was anticipated to satisfy with senior Afghan authorities officers, together with President Ashraf Ghani.

President Joe Biden mentioned final week in an ABC News interview that will probably be “tough” for the US to satisfy a May 1 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. But he mentioned that if the deadline, which is specified by an settlement between former President Donald Trump’s administration and the Taliban, is prolonged, it would not be by a “lot longer.” In response, the Taliban on Friday warned of penalties if the US does not meet the deadline. Suhail Shaheen, a member of the Taliban negotiation crew, advised reporters that if US troops keep past May 1, “it will be a kind of violation of the agreement. That violation would not be from our side. Their violation will have a reaction.” (AP) .

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