• publish: 7 February 2019
  • time: 2:16 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 6939

Khalilzad says no timetable yet for troops pullout

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said on Thursday no timetable had been agreed for a US troop withdrawal.


Ambassador Khalilzad tweeted: “In recent days, I’ve heard some individual Taliban officials claim we have a troop withdrawal timetable for Afghanistan. Today (Thursday), they retracted that claim.

“To be clear: no troop withdrawal timetable exists,” the diplomat said after the State Department reaffirmed America’s commitment to long-term cooperation with the war-torn country.

Khalilzad’s tweet represents a clear message from US on the troop pullout issue after several rounds of talks with the Taliban in recent months.

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