Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headed to Qatar, where he will witness the signing of an agreement with the Taliban in Doha, while Defense Secretary Mark Esper will “issue a joint declaration” with the government in Kabul, Trump announced on Friday.
If the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan live up to these commitments, we will have a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.
The US president described the upcoming commitments as “an important step to a lasting peace in a new Afghanistan, free from Al Qaeda, ISIS, and any other terrorist group that would seek to bring us harm” and urged the people of Afghanistan “to seize this opportunity for peace and a new future”.
#BREAKING: US President Donald Trump in a statement makes the US Taliban peace deal announcement which is expected to take place in Doha in few hours. @SecPompeo will witness the signing of the agreement and @EsperDoD will issue joint declaration with Afghan Govt. pic.twitter.com/p4xVSXvGry
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 28, 2020
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