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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 74980, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) appropriateness of the timing and (b) adequacy of the management of the US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Answered on

23 November 2021

Following President Biden's 14 April announcement that US troops would withdraw, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) came up against the hard reality that it could not continue the mission without the US. The UK worked intensively with the US and NATO Allies, both on military and civilian channels to ensure an orderly and co-ordinated withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.