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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani: 'This is not Vietnam'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he doesn’t fear a Taliban military takeover of the country.

Speaking exclusively to the BBC’s Lyse Doucet, he said: “This is not a government that is collapsing.”

It follows Nato’s announcement that it was delaying a decision on withdrawing troops by the 1 May deadline, set out in the US-Taliban peace deal signed last year by former President Donald Trump.

Mr Ghani wouldn’t be drawn on how much longer he felt he needed the support of foreign forces.

This post courtesy of BBC-World

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