Statement by US President Biden on the evacuation process in Afghanistan

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US President Joe Biden, on the advice of the Department of Defense (Pentagon), has decided not to extend the evacuation process in Afghanistan beyond August 31.

Biden made his decision on the evacuation and withdrawal process in Afghanistan after meeting with G-7 leaders this morning, according to reports the US media have based on White House officials.

Officials said that yesterday the Pentagon advised Biden not to extend the evacuation process beyond August 31 and that Biden will abide by that recommendation and meet the August 31 deadline.

Officials also added that Biden had asked the Pentagon to prepare a contingency plan if this period was extended.

In a press conference today, Taliban spokesman Zabibullah Mujahid said evacuations from Afghanistan should be completed by August 31, which is determined for the withdrawal of foreign forces. .

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