Afghanistan Welcomes US Announcement of Troops Pullout from Afghanistan

Afghanistan welcomes the announcement by President Obama, who in his state of the union address said that the US would be pulling out another 34000 troops over the next year from Afghanistan. President Obama added, “This spring, our forces will move into a support role, while Afghan security forces take the lead. “

This is something Afghanistan has wanted for so long now. The withdrawal in spring of foreign forces from Afghan villages will definitely help in ensuring peace and full security in Afghanistan.

As President Obama underscored America’s commitment to a unified and sovereign Afghanistan beyond 2014, we hope the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries could further expand.