President Biden will make an announcement on Wednesday that all US forces, in coordination with those of Western allies, will leave other than limited personnel to guard US diplomatic installations, US official says.
President Ghani's "Reaching an Endstate" proposal will include, in the first phase, a consensus on a political settlement and an internationally monitored ceasefire, followed by a presidential election and building a constitutional framework.
Just six weeks before a deadline for the US to pull out troops that have been in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years, Washington sent a senior official for the first time to participate in regional peace talks convened by Russia.
US diplomats have been holding talks with Taliban representatives for months about a plan to withdraw thousands of American troops in exchange for security guarantees by the Taliban.
A Taliban member familiar with, but not part of, the talks that resumed in Qatar says US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met one-on-one with the Taliban's lead negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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