China News Service, July 7th. According to CNN, on July 6th, local time, US President Biden said in a letter to Congress that he intends to formally withdraw Afghanistan as the US "non-NATO major ally." " status.

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  In 2012, the United States listed Afghanistan as a "non-NATO major ally."

Unlike the United States' NATO allies, which are linked through mutual defense agreements, as non-NATO allies, there is no mutual defense guarantee with the United States.

But these allies are eligible for supplies and supply loans, among other things.

  The U.S. State Department said that with the removal of Afghanistan's status, the number of "non-NATO major allies" the United States has will become 18, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and so on.