President of Afghanistan: Our Relations with the United States Are Excellent
Ghani also expressed hope that the US military would finally leave Afghanistan within 10 years, noting that compared with the situation five years ago, the number of foreign soldiers in the country is now minimal and does not significantly affect its development. The President added that Afghan society is ready to negotiate with the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) if its representatives stop the violence. He stressed that the United States is not responsible for the security of Afghanistan.
On November 28, during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump announced that the Taliban want to conclude a peace agreement with Washington. He also noted that the United States is reducing the size of its contingent in Afghan territory to 8.6 thousand troops.