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Purpose of the White House: Working closely with the Kabul government to ensure that Afghanistan "never again returns a refuge for terrorist groups that represent a threat to the American territory".
But the questions are numerous and vertiginous: Do the Taliban seize Kabul after the departure of the last Western soldiers? How the security of Western diplomats - and the capital airport - will it be assured? What will become of the thousands of Afghans who have worked with American forces as interpreters? The two leaders must be in the afternoon in the oval desktop to evoke these thorny files. Notable: No press conference is planned at the end of the meeting.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave high marks for U.S. President Joe Biden after their meeting in Switzerland this week—despite their rocky relationship of the past. © PETER KLAUNZER / POOL / AFP/Getty Images US President Joe Biden (R) talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. "Biden is a professional, and you need to work very carefully with him so as not to miss something," Putin told reporters Thursday—a day after they met in the neutral site of Geneva, Russian state-owned media TASS reported.
Joe Biden decided in April to remove the 2,500 American soldiers still present in Afghanistan.
He set as a deadline on 11 September, dates from the 20th anniversary of the attacks that led Washington to overthrow the Taliban regime that housed the Jihadists of Al Qaeda.
Washington hammers his will to continue to "support the Afghan people".
Thursday, the White House announced the sending of three million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to help the country cope with the Pandemic of Covid-19.
But many elected officials and experts fear that insurgents do not take control of the country and impose a fundamentalist regime close to the one they had set up between 1996 and 2001.
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Afghan President Ghani to meet Biden as violence surges
US president to discuss troop withdrawal with his Afghan counterpart amid a surge in fighting across Afghanistan.In their first face-to-face meeting, Biden will seek to reassure Ghani and Abdullah of US support for the Afghan people including diplomatic, economic and humanitarian assistance, the White House said in a statement on Sunday. Biden will also repeat his pledge to ensure that the country never becomes a safe haven for armed groups.
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survey, Ashraf Ghani appears more and more isolated. "He listens only only three or four people, including his chief of staff, his national security advisor and of course his wife", assures, under the guise of anonymity, a Western diplomat in Kabul, describing a man who " are wary of everyone ". "Ghani does not have a lot of legitimacy in his country" and has more than ever need "international recognition", summarizes Andrew Watkins, from the International Crisis Group.
The American withdrawal has hitherto been conducted drum, fueling speculation on its completion as early as July, well before the deadline of September 11th.Evacuation to Guam?
The fate of some 18,000 Afghans who worked with US forces, who fear retaliation if the Taliban returned to power in Kabul, is subject to special attention to Washington.
Former president Karzai says US failed in Afghanistan
Karzai says US and NATO troops set to fully withdraw from Afghanistan after 20 years are leaving behind a disaster. “The international community came here 20 years ago with this clear objective of fighting extremism and bringing stability … but extremism is at the highest point today. So they have failed,” he said. He said their legacy is a war-ravaged nation in “total disgrace and disaster”. “We recognise as Afghans all our failures, but what about the bigger forces and powers who came here for exactly that purpose? Where are they leaving us now?” he asked and answered: “In total disgrace and disaster.
"We will not abandon those who helped us," said Joe Biden Thursday.
These Afghans hope to get an immigration visa to the United States, but the procedures are heavy and long.
The White House indicated that it was considering evacuating some of them before the complete withdrawal of the troops so that they are safe during the examination period of their visa application.
But many details remain to be addressed: neither the number of people concerned nor their destination has at this stage been specified.
The island of Guam, in the Pacific, is part of the assumptions mentioned in recent weeks by elected officials and human rights organizations.
Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Government Negotiator in talks with the Taliban, arrived Thursday in Washington and met with members of the Congress.
The Chief of Republicans in Senate Mitch McConnell lamented, after this meeting, Joe Biden's decision, hoping that the withdrawal of American troops be delayed.
"The Taliban, Eschandis By our retirement, will come back over years of progress, especially for the rights of Afghan women," he deplored, dreading the "tragic" consequences of the possible fall of Kabul shortly after the departure of the last American soldiers.
25/06/2021 08:01:54 - Washington (AFP) - © 2021 AFP
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The U.S, Russia and China are scrambling to tackle what they see as increasing threats to stability in Central Asia, a sprawling region that hosts an international bout for influence among state and non-state forces as well as deep-seated environmental concerns that could prove a flashpoint for conflict. © MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Explosions are seen during the joint Russian-Chinese-Mongolian Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground near the trilateral border between the two countries in Siberia, on September 13, 2018.