The United States will slash $2.6bn to help Afghanistan, according to the State Department.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the first time the United States has done so in more than a decade.
The State Department says the money will be used for the Afghan government’s development and humanitarian aid.
“We want to build up our capacity to respond quickly to the challenges we face in Afghanistan,” Kerry said.
And it will help our troops.” “
That’s why we’re doing this.
And it will help our troops.”
The State Dept said the funds would be used to help the Afghan people transition to a democracy.
The US has been conducting military operations in Afghanistan since 2001.
The military operation in the country began with the Taliban’s takeover of power.