Sekutu Nato memutuskan pengunduran tentera dimulakan pada 1 Mei depan yang dijangka mengambil masa beberapa bulan.
In the last century Moscow and Beijing were Cold War communist rivals but they are now forging extensive economic, military and scientific ties.
Biden's administration is reviewing whether to stick to a looming deadline to withdraw the remaining 2,500 US troops or risk a bloody backlash from the insurgents by staying.
Wellington has contributed more than 3,500 defence and other personnel to Afghanistan since 2001, with 10 New Zealanders killed.
Both Turkey and Greece are flexing their military muscles by deploying their naval and air forces as visible deterrents to any adventurism by the other.