September 11, 2020

Pompeo, Afghan negotiators converge on Qatar for peace talks

Doha (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghan government negotiators arrived in Doha Friday ahead of what promise to be lengthy and difficult peace talks with the Taliban after 19 years of war.Afghan negotiations set to begin Saturday were originally scheduled for March but were repeatedly pushed back amid disputes over a prisoner exchange that included the release of hundreds of battle-hardened Taliban fighters.”I hope this is a historic day and the beginning of a big change,” said Abdullah Abdullah, an Afghan former minister who is leading the peace negotiations, as he left for D…


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