US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

The United States on Friday agreed with rivals Russia on China on a goal of withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan, a key component of a peace deal being negotiated by Washington.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy negotiating with the Taliban, met with Russian and Chinese representatives in Moscow as he seeks international consensus for his efforts to end the war. A joint statement by the three countries called for an “inclusive Afghan-led” peace process and outlined many of the key points expected to feature in an eventual deal.

“The three sides call for an orderly and responsible withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan as part of the overall peace process,” said the statement issued by the US State Department. Read More

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