By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Government sources saying that the Afghan delegation in Washington was told that the US will provide 37 Black Hawk helicopters and two A-29 Super Tucano fixed-wing warplanes to Afghanistan.
The US officials also assured the Afghan delegation that 200 US contractors, mostly working with the military aircraft, will remain in Afghanistan until the end of September.
Currently, Afghan forces have more than 160 helicopters and aircraft.
On Monday, Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, at a press conference said that the US will end its military presence in the country but will continue its assistance to Afghanistan and the Afghan air forces. “A new chapter has been opened in US and Afghanistan relations,” he said.
In his meeting with the Afghan delegation, US President Joe Biden promised the Afghan leaders a “sustained” partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the US’s longest war in Afghanistan.