WPMNews.com – President of Afghanistan , Ashraf Ghani, said foreign forces would leave the war-torn country. This is in accordance with the request of the Taliban group during negotiations with representatives of the United States in Qatar for six days last week. “No Afghan people want foreign troops in their country for a long time,” Ghani said in a statement on television as reported by Aljazeera on Monday, January 28, 2019 local time.
Ghani said the presence of foreign troops in the country was based on needs. And those needs will always be reviewed and reviewed. And according to an arranged plan, “We are trying to bring that number to zero.”
Ghani’s statement follows the passing of peace talks between Taliban and US representatives in Doha, Qatar, on Monday to Saturday last week. Both parties, as reported by Reuters , agreed on a number of things such as the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Then there are points that state that Afghanistan will not be used as a location to attack other countries.
Both parties will still negotiate on the schedule of troop withdrawals and ceasefire. Until now, the Taliban have been reluctant to negotiate directly with the Afghan government. The Taliban had ruled Afghanistan before the US invasion following the September 11, 2001 attacks, which were allegedly carried out by Al Qaeda groups.
“We do not want the presence of permanent foreign forces in Afghanistan ,” said an Afghan government official in Kabul. “We want to create peace and cooperation for the future, and leave a good legacy.”