US President Joe Biden has decided to extend the May 1 deadline to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan to September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. US officials gave this information on Tuesday.
Biden had been indicating for several weeks that he might extend the deadline that the Trump administration had set by negotiating with the Taliban. It was clear that it would be difficult to withdraw two and a half thousand soldiers by May 1. Before the announcement was made, American officials informed Biden’s decision on the condition of anonymity.
The news was first reported by The Washington Post. Meanwhile, according to news received from the United Nations, the United Nations, Turkey and Qatar are going to hold a high-level and inclusive conference this month between representatives of Afghanistan and the Taliban.
The goal of this conference is to expedite the current Afghan negotiations for a just and political settlement. The United Nations said on Tuesday that the ‘Istanbul Conference on Afghanistan Peace Process’ will be held in Turkey from 24 April to 4 May in which representatives of Afghanistan and the Taliban will participate.
The United Nations said that the co-organizers of the conference are sovereign, independent and committed to an Afghanistan.
US President Joe Biden greeted the people of the South Asian and South East Asian communities in the new year starting from Vaisakhi. Joe Biden said ‘My wife Jill and I extend our heartfelt greetings to the South Asian and Southeast Asian communities who are celebrating Vaisakhi, Navratri, Songkran and the coming New Year this week. He wished the people of Bengali, Cambodian, Lao, Myanmar, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai and Vishnu New Year.