Georgia to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan

Georgia to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan

Georgia will coordinate the pullout of its forces from Afghanistan in line with its allies in NATO, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said.

"According to the schedule agreed with NATO, Georgian troops will also leave Afghanistan. We are holding intensive consultations with our strategic partner - the United States. The Georgian contingent will leave Afghanistan in coordination with them," Garibashvili wrote on Facebook.

He stressed that his country was proud to have contributed to the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan, and expressed hope that the Islamist threat would not rise again in the country.

On Tuesday, the United States announced its decision to complete the withdrawal of American troops from the country before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. The beginning of the pullout is scheduled for May 1, U.S. President Joe Biden stated earlier in the day.