Publish dateWednesday 12 February 2020 - 00:53
Story Code : 203323
Pompeo Talks on Phone with President Ghani on Peace Talks Progress
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone on Tuesday with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani over the progress made in the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, the President’s office said in a statement.
“The Secretary informed me about the Taliban’s proposal with regards to bringing a significant and enduring reduction in violence,” Ghani said.
According to the statement, the President emphasized that the government’s primary objective is to end the senseless bloodshed.
“This is a welcoming development and I am pleased that our principal position on peace thus far has begun to yield fruitful results,” Ghani asserted.
“To do so, the Afghan people stand with us with their full consensus and I assure them that their leadership maintains the courage, competence, and the necessary resources to achieve this objective,” he added.
“President Ghani has assured Pompeo that Afghanistan will manage the next steps in a manner that positively supports the overall peace process and will report to the public,” the statement reads.
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