Trump wants drop in Taliban violence for Afghan talks

24 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

DAVOS: US President Donald Trump told Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said he wants to see a “significant” drop in violence by Taliban guerrillas before “meaningful” negotiations can happen, reports AFP.   

At the meeting of the two presidents in Davos, Switzerland, “President Trump reiterated the need for a significant and lasting reduction in violence by the Taliban that would facilitate meaningful negotiations on Afghanistan’s future”, the White House said.