WATCH: White House tells Afghan interpreter ‘we will get you out’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will get out American citizens and “Afghan partners who have fought by our side.”

Watch Psaki’s remarks in the player above.

Psaki was responding to a reporter’s questions about one Afghan interpreter who was quoted in the Wall Street Journal asking President Biden not to forget about him and his family.

The interpreter helped rescue Biden and two other senators in 2008 when their helicopter was forced to land in Afghanistan during a snowstorm.

“Our focus right now is, as you heard General McKenzie say and others say over the last 24 hours, is to the diplomatic phase,” said Psaki.

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“We will get you out. We will honor your service and we’re committed to doing exactly that.”

This comes after President Joe Biden defended the way the U.S. ended its 20-year “forever war” in Afghanistan.

Biden calls the military airlift to extract some 120,000 Afghans, Americans and other allies an “extraordinary success.”

More than 100 Americans and thousands of Afghans were left behind, but Biden says diplomatic and other efforts will continue to get them out.

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