Afghanistan`s Karzai welcomes US military withdrawal plans

President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday welcomed US plans to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2016, and called on Taliban insurgents to seize the opportunity to seek peace.

AFP| Last Updated: May 28, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday welcomed US plans to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2016, and called on Taliban insurgents to seize the opportunity to seek peace.

"Ending the US military presence, and assumption of security affairs by the Afghan security forces has been a main demand of the president, the government and the people of Afghanistan," he said in a statement.