US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an “important breakthrough” in broader negotiations with the Taliban. The US is involved in talks seeking a path to peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
The United States has secured a seven-day partial truce with the Taliban, following talks to negotiate a path to peace in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Thursday.
“The United States and the Taliban have negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence,” he said.
The announcement was made as NATO defense ministers met in Brussels, and a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani touted “notable progress” in negotiations with the insurgent group.
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US-Taliban talks: Pompeo hails ‘pretty important breakthrough’ — BBC
US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon — Al Jazeera
‘Notable Progress’ Made by US, Taliban in ‘Reduction of Violence’ Agreement — Sputnik
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