Germany has announced it readiness to pull its troops out of Afghanistan.
German defense ministry disclosed this on Wednesday.
The ministry said there is a plan to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in early July, after the U.S. announced plans to pull out by September 11.
The ministry said the country has considered July 4 as a withdrawal date, adding that the final decision would be made by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
NATO had agreed last week to begin their troop drawdown by May 1. The 9,600-strong NATO training and support mission, which includes the U.S. troops and depends heavily on Washington’s military assets, includes personnel from 36 NATO members and partner countries.
With 1,100 troops, Germany has the second biggest contingent of soldiers after the U.S. in the country.
The U.S. announced last week that President Biden will withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months.
Biden’s decision came after an administration review of U.S. ¬options in Afghanistan, where U.S.-midwifed peace talks have failed to advance as hoped and the Taliban remains a potent force despite two decades of effort by the United States to defeat the militants and establish stable, democratic governance.