The presidents of the United States and Afghanistan held telephone talks amid the withdrawal of American troops.
The White House has published an excerpt from telephone conversations between US President Joe Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
According to the press service, Biden and Ghani reaffirmed their commitment to the bilateral partnership, and condemned the Taliban offensive, which contradicts previously concluded peace agreements.
Biden told Ghani that the United States will continue to support the efforts of the Afghan security forces to ensure security in the country.
The American leader stressed that the US administration has requested Congress to allocate $ 3.3 billion for the security forces of Afghanistan. A billion dollars should go to finance the Afghan Air Force, including the supply of aircraft, another billion dollars is intended for the purchase of fuel, ammunition and spare parts for the armed forces; and $ 700 million – for the payment of cash allowances to Afghan servicemen.
The leaders of the United States and Afghanistan also expressed their condolences to the victims of the actions of extremists.
Recall that the United States previously announced the provision of more than $ 266 million in humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. The US president also requested more than $ 300 million to finance projects related to Afghanistan by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).