Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US President Joe Biden on Friday discussed Afghanistan’s situation over a telephone call.

Heads of both states reaffirmed their commitments to an enduring bilateral relationship and called the ongoing offensive by the Taliban a direct contradiction of the group’s claim to support a negotiated settlement.

The President of the United States Joe Biden reiterated his support to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and also support to the development and humanitarian aid, for Afghan people, women, girls, and the minorities.

US recent request to Congress for supporting ANDSF worth $3.3 billion which prioritizes, one billion dollars for the Afghan Air Force to support ongoing military operation which also include delivering additional aircraft, one billion dollars for purchasing key supplies to ANDSF including fuel, ammunition, and spare parts, and $700 million to continued payment of salaries for Afghan troops.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden reaffirmed his continued diplomatic engagement in support of a lasting and just political settlement in Afghanistan.

It comes as the United Kingdom announced its one hundred million pounds of aid to Afghanistan this year.

The United States is now on the verge of putting an end to its longest-ever military engagement in Afghanistan and its last soldier will leave the war-torn country by August the 31st.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.