Biden to ‘discuss withdrawal of troops’ at upcoming NATO summit
U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO member countries will discuss the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, among other topics, at a summit in Brussels on June 14, ABC reported.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_According to ABC, the meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels will be a #face-to-face_opportunity for Biden to rebuild relations with leaders from Europe and Canada that became strained under former President Donald Trump.
NATO Secretary General Jens #Stoltenberg said in a statement issued Thursday: “This is a unique opportunity to reinforce NATO as the enduring embodiment of the bond between Europe and North America.”
Stoltenberg said the meeting will focus on the security “challenges of today and tomorrow: Russia’s aggressive actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber-attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security impact of climate change, and the rise of China.”
The meeting will take place as #NATO-led_troops leave Afghanistan, the alliance’s biggest and most challenging operation ever, with the aim of being gone by September 11 at the latest.