US prepares to sign agreement with Taliban Saturday

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29th February, 2020 10:14:19 printer

US prepares to sign agreement with Taliban Saturday

US President Donald Trump has called on Afghans to embrace prospects for peace, as the US prepares to sign an agreement with the Taliban on Saturday, reports BBC.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to attend the signing in Qatar. The agreement will see thousands of US troops withdraw from Afghanistan in return for security guarantees.

It follows a week-long partial truce with the Taliban.

The accord raises hopes for a wider peace process after 18 years of war.

 


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