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President Biden Meets With Afghan Leaders Amid Troop Withdrawal

President Biden meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Commission for National Reconciliation, at the White House Friday afternoon.

The meeting comes amid the U.S. withdrawal that will end a war that started in 2001 after the Sept. 11 attacks, which were planned in Afghanistan.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Michael Kugelman, deputy director for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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