Pres. Ghani & Heiko Maas, German FM discussed Afghan-German bilateral relations & Afghan peace process. Mr. Maas stressed that despite the withdrawal of the German troops from AFG, Germany remains committed to the government & people of AFG.
“Afghan Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ashraf Haidari met Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa and conveyed greetings from Pres. Ghani and briefed him on the recent developments in Afghanistan with implications for regional peace and stability,” said Afghan Embassy in Colombo.
“I respect the President’s decision." Afghan Pres. Ashraf Ghani reacts to the US withdrawing troops from his country. "The implications of this, at the operational level, tactical level and re-strategizing for the region... and for us at the national level is the imperative.”
Ret. Navy Adm. McRaven says that following Pres. Biden's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, "the Afghan people are going to have to fight for … all the progress that women have made."
Pres. Trump claims he could win Afghan war "in a week. I just don't want to kill 10 million people." "I have plans on Afghanistan, that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth...I don't want to go that route."
Pres. Trump intervened to help approve US entry for an all-girls Afghan robotics team, administration officials say
Met w/ Afghan Pres Karzai to talk polio. Great support from him & other leaders - excited for our event later today.