Donald trump suddenly visited Afghanistan, where he met with American soldiers. However, the main purpose of the visit was obviously the start of a new round of talks with the Taliban, which previously failed due to a series of attacks.
The American Chapter Donald trump with his wife Melania arrived on Thursday evening in Afghanistan. On his first visit to this country was not announced in advance. The last time came here, his predecessor, Barack Obama in 2014.
In Afghanistan, the trump congratulated U.S. troops stationed there with thanksgiving.
In the White house “secret” visit was explained by security reasons the head of state and a “surprise” for the military.
“It was part of the surprise thanksgiving for the us military as a thank you for their service… the President had a bilateral meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani,” — reports RIA “Novosti” the words of the White house reporters pool.
Assistant to the President Dan Scavino has published on Twitter a video with trump. On account of the head of the country comes into a room with soldiers and greets them.
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“President Donald trump attends the American soldiers at Bagram air base in Afghanistan,” wrote Skawina.
During his visit to Afghanistan trump also met with head of the Republic Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. As reported by The New York Times, the American leader congratulated the US military a happy thanksgiving and confirmed their intention to reduce their presence in Afghanistan. He also said that Washington was resumed peace talks with the banned terrorist organization, the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia). It is noted that the White house is not pre-announced visit trump in Afghanistan, for security reasons.
During his visit, trump said that the peace agreement with the Taliban possible in the case of an agreement on a cease-fire.
The Taliban wants to make a deal, and we meet with them, and we say that this should be done through a cease-fire,” he said.
The President noted that earlier the Taliban had no intention to cease fire, and now ready to take this step. He also expressed confidence that “it works”.
It should be noted that previously the US representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and a delegation of the political office of Taliban in Doha agreed on a draft peace Treaty. He suggested the ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the start of a universal inter-Afghan peace talks. However, nothing came out from behind a series of terrorist attacks by Taliban in Kabul and other cities, the victims were American military. Then President Donald trump ordered to stop talks with the Taliban and to cancel the signing of the agreement.
In early 2019 the trump praised the prospects of negotiations with the “Taliban” is quite ambiguous.
“We don’t know whether we can reach agreement, but we understand that the time has come to try, if the other party is ready,” he said.
The United States began operations in Afghanistan in 2001 after the September 11 attacks, as the leader of the banned in Russia and some other countries, the terrorist group al-Qaeda (an organization banned in Russia)Osama bin Laden found shelter with the Taliban, the radical Islamist movement that supports Pakistan.
However, with the emergence of the “Islamic state” (IG, an organization banned in Russia), which the United States began to be regarded as a greater evil, Washington began to negotiate with the Taliban. Earlier the White house was actively criticized for similar negotiations in Moscow.