Afghan President To Visit White House As US Troops Withdrawal Nears.

Afghan President To Visit White House As US Troops Withdrawal Nears

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani will meet President Joe Biden at White House on Friday (File)

Washington:

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani and the head of the country's peace process will meet President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, as the planned American military withdrawal accelerates.

Biden has ordered the withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan by this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks that triggered the invasion. In moving to end America's longest war, the president said he believes that no more can be achieved.

"The visit by President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Afghanistan as the military drawdown continues," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement on Sunday.

As the US military presses ahead to meet the September 11 deadline, the Taliban have fought daily battles with government forces and claim to have captured 40 districts.

The growing fear and uncertainty about the future have left many Afghans desperate to leave, including thousands of men and women who fear reprisals because they worked with foreign forces.

The Taliban said Sunday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to end the war and ensure rights -- including for women.

Talks between the militants and the Afghan government have been deadlocked for months and violence has surged across the country since May when the US military began its final withdrawal.

(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
Newsom challenger warns of 'unintended consequences' from liberal tax proposal.

Newsom challenger warns of 'unintended consequences' from liberal tax proposal.

San Francisco considers transit fees for drivers who enter busy areas during rush hour. California gubernatorial candidate Major Williams with insight on 'Fox & Friends.' #FoxNews #FoxFriendsFirst Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: ...

Cuba’s Fight For Freedom: Patria y Vida

Cuba’s Fight For Freedom: Patria y Vida

Are the protests in Cuba a moment in time or the start of a movement? NBC News and Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart will moderate discussions with those on the front lines fighting for change. Guests include actors, Andy García and Laz Alonso; Enrique...

Watch: Sandstorm Engulfs City In Northwest China

Watch: Sandstorm Engulfs City In Northwest China

A wall of sand standing over 300 feet wreaked havoc on Dunhuang, China, reducing visibility to less than 20 feet across the city. The sandstorm created dangerous driving conditions and forced local police to close major roads amid reduced visibili...

How possible mask mandate revisions could affect Americans.

How possible mask mandate revisions could affect Americans.

Dr. Ashish Jha discusses what Americans should know about possible mask guidance updates and how to keep your family safe as the delta variant continues to spread.

UFOs loom as a national security threat over Washington.

UFOs loom as a national security threat over Washington.

The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into unidentified aerial phenomena -- or UFOs -- highlights what could be possible threats to US airspace. Former intelligence and security officials help break down how UFOs pose a national security risk...

South Korea battles its worst coronavirus surge yet - COVID-19 Special.

South Korea battles its worst coronavirus surge yet - COVID-19 Special.

South Korea is battling its worst ever wave of Covid19 infections. The highest restrictions have been extended in the capital Seoul and beyond. But worrying clusters are emerging in other regions. Experts are blaming public fatigue, slow vaccinati...