Will Address Nation On Tuesday Over Final US Exit From Afghanistan: Biden.

Will Address Nation On Tuesday Over Final US Exit From Afghanistan: Joe Biden

The White House said Joe Biden's remarks will be at 1:30 pm (1730 GMT).

Washington:

President Joe Biden announced he will address the nation Tuesday on the final US exit from Afghanistan after 20 years of war against the Taliban.

"Tomorrow afternoon, I will address the American people on my decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond 8/31," he said in a statement shortly after the Pentagon announced that the final US military plane had flown out of Kabul.

The White House said Biden's remarks will be at 1:30 pm (1730 GMT).

Biden's statement praised the military for carrying out the evacuation of final US troops, diplomats, and nearly all Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Afghan allies who worked for or fought alongside international forces in the war.

"The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in US history, evacuating over 120,000 US citizens, citizens of our allies, and Afghan allies of the United States," Biden said.

"They have done it with unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve. Now, our 20 year military presence in Afghanistan has ended."

An undetermined number of Americans -- many of them dual nationals who did not ask to leave, according to US officials -- remain in Afghanistan, as well as a number of Afghans who wanted to leave but were unable to get on US airplanes.

Biden repeated assurances by US and international officials that the Taliban have agreed to allow those groups to keep leaving now that they are in complete control of Kabul, including its airport.

"The international community expects the Taliban to deliver on moving forward, notably freedom of travel. The Taliban has made commitments on safe passage and the world will hold them to their commitments," Biden said.

The US president said that the goal was for the airport to reopen, "allowing for continued departure for those who want to leave and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan."

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
French African Mom Works to Boost Numbers of African Bone Marrow Donors.

French African Mom Works to Boost Numbers of African Bone Marrow Donors.

Woman who lost her son is leading a campaign to encourage France's African diaspora to register as bone marrow donors Originally published at -

Fox News anchor credits Covid vaccination for saving his life.

Fox News anchor credits Covid vaccination for saving his life.

CNN's Brian Stelter and Brianna Keilar say it's striking Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto would say that the Covid-19 vaccination saved his life while the network's prime time hosts speak out against mandates. #CNN #News

White House optimistic on passing Dems' massive spending bill.

White House optimistic on passing Dems' massive spending bill.

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan explains Democratic priorities within the bill. Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking n...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill discusses social spending bill as Democrats negotiate cuts.

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill discusses social spending bill as Democrats negotiate cuts.

The size of President Biden's proposed social spending bill could be significantly reduced after the president took a more prominent role in negotiations. The first major item that appears to be out is tuition-free community college, and guarantee...

Floods, Landslides in India Prompt Evacuations, Building Collapse.

Floods, Landslides in India Prompt Evacuations, Building Collapse.

Rescue workers evacuated residents ahead of buildings collapsing as floods and landslides ravaged northern India, Tuesday, October 19. The death toll from days of flooding and landslides in India and Nepal exceeded 100 Wednesday, while heavy rain ...

How can cities be part of the climate solution?

How can cities be part of the climate solution?

London's mayor Sadiq Khan wants the city to be net zero by 2030. So are cities part of the solution to climate change?  Power Shift Africa Director, Mohamed Adow, says "we need to do everything to help our cities become greener", as Cardiff Univer...