[Kabul 2nd Reuters]-US Special Representative Harilzad Afghan Peace, who has been in peace talks with the Afghan rebel army Taliban, withdrew about 5,000 US troops in Afghanistan within 135 days, It was clarified that the Taliban side had provisional agreement to close five bases.
Mr. Halilzad said in an interview with a news TV program, “We agreed in a big way.
Halilzad has been in talks with Taliban for the ninth time in Qatar since August 22. He then visited Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, met with President Gani, and explained the peace agreement proposed with the Taliban.
A spokeswoman for President Gani explained to reporters on the 2nd that the president will scrutinize the draft agreement carefully. “However, a meaningful peace for us and a path towards a meaningful peace is the eradication of violence and direct dialogue with the Taliban.” Many senior Afghan officials have expressed dissatisfaction with the inability of the Afghan government to participate in talks between the US and the Taliban.
Harilzad hopes to meet with Afghan government officials this week to expand his understanding of the peace agreement.
US President Trump has expressed his desire to eventually withdraw 14,000 US troops stationed in Afghanistan.