Soviet troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan even if ongoing talks in Geneva fail to produce a peace agreement, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze and Afghan leader Najibullah said. The official Tass news agency said Shevardnadze and Najibullah agreed during talks Monday in the Afghan capital of Kabul "that the program of actions outlined will be implemented regardless of how the situation at the Afghan-Pakistani talks in Geneva ultimately develops." The Tass report referred to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's proposed 10-month timetable to withdraw 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.